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Grant of rights for Search address technology

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Submitted Date: October 1, 1996

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: Hewlett-Packard Company
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Title: Patent Counsel
Address1: 3000 Hanover Street
Address2: Palo Alto, CA 94304
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
Designations for Other Contributions:Search address technology (MIB)

The text of the original IPR declaration:


   This grant is made to help facilitate inclusion of certain patented
   search address technology covering network device mapping in IETF
   standards-track Management Information Base (MIB) modules.  HP is
   offering this search address technology to the IETF as a technique
   for mapping network devices.  It should be noted that the
   confirmatory license mentioned is optional, since the grant of rights
   is automatic.

A Grant of Rights to Hewlett-Packard US Patents 5,293,635 and 5,421,024

   HP hereby covenants that it will not assert any claims in US Patents
   5,293,635, 5,421,024, any continuations, divisions, or
   continuations-in-part of either, or any non-US counterparts of any of
   the foregoing against any party that makes, uses, sells, imports, or
   offers for sale, an implementation of an IETF standards-track MIB
   module that includes HP's contributed search address technology, or
   any derivative of that contribution, provided that the MIB module is
   employed to implement the Internet-standard network management
   framework.  Such grant of rights is limited in that it does not
   include a right to incorporate such HP search address technology into
   proprietary MIB modules.

   This grant of rights will permanently terminate with respect to any
   party (and to any subsidiary of a party) that asserts a patent it
   owns or controls, either directly or indirectly, against HP or any of
   its subsidiaries for implementation of, or operation of any system
   utilizing, search address technology.  The termination of rights will
   occur as of the date the patent is asserted against HP.

   A written confirmation of this grant, and/or a license under any
   other HP patent under HP's then-current terms, conditions, and
   royalty rates, can be obtained by sending a request to:

           Patent Counsel
           Hewlett-Packard Company
           3000 Hanover Street
           Palo Alto, CA 94304