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Submitted Date: August 1, 1998

'I'. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: RSA Data Security, Inc.
'II'. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Other Info:

Director of Licensing
100 Marine Parkway, Suite 500
Redwood City, CA 94065

'III'. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
RFC: "Public key standards and licenses"
Designations for Other Contributions:PKIX
'IV'. Disclosure of Patent Information (i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by Section 6 of RFC 3979)
A. For granted patents or published pending patent applications, please provide the following information:
Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s):

Country: USA

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: no
'V'. Licensing Declaration
The Patent Holder states that its position with respect to licensing any patent claims contained in the patent(s) or patent application(s) disclosed above that would necessarily be infringed by implementation of the technology required by the relevant IETF specification ("Necessary Patent Claims"), for the purpose of implementing such specification, is as follows(select one licensing declaration option only):
See Text Below for Licensing Declaration
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information:

The following was reported by a member of the Public-Key Infrastructure
(X.509) Working Group. Note that no official notification as been
received by the IETF Secretariat

RSA Data Security, Inc. has provided the following statement with
regard to this patent:

It is our understanding that the proposed PKIX Certificate Profile
(PKIX-1) standard currently under review contemplates the use of
U.S Patent 4,405,829 entitled "Cryptographic Communication System
and Method" (the "RSA patent") which patent is controlled by RSA.

It is RSA's business practice to make licenses to its patents
available on reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms. Accordingly,
if the foregoing identified IETF standard is adopted, RSA is willing,
upon request, to grant non-exclusive licenses to such patent
on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions to those
who respect RSA's intellectual property rights and subject to
RSA's then current royalty rate for the patent licensed. The royalty
rate for the RSA patent is presently set at 2% of the
licensee's selling price for each product covered by the patent.
Any requests for license information may be directed to:

Director of Licensing
RSA Data Security, Inc.
100 Marine Parkway, Suite 500
Redwood City, CA 94065

A license under RSA's patent(s) does not include any rights to
know-how or other technical information or license under other
intellectual property rights. Such license does not extend to any
activities which constitute infringement or inducement thereto. A
licensee shall make his own determination as to whether a license
is necessary under patents of others.

Note: The individual submitting this template represents and warrants that he or she is authorized by the Patent Holder to agree to the above-selected licensing declaration.
'VI'. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form