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Certicom's Patent Claim pertaining to ECDSA

This IPR disclosure was submitted by e-mail.

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http://www.ietf.org/ietf-ftp/IPR/CERTICOM-ECDSA.

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Submitted Date: April 9, 1999

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: Certicom Corporation
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name: Bruce MacInnis
Title: Director of Licensing
Department:
Address1: 200 Matheson Blvd. West
Address2: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5R 3L7
Telephone: 905-501-3821
Fax: 905-507-1239
Email: bmacinnis@certicom.com
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
Designations for Other Contributions:ECDSA

The text of the original IPR declaration:

The following letter was received by the IETF Secretariat:

April 9, 1999

Re: Possible patents pending Claim on ECDSA

This is to advise the IETF that Certicom believes it has patents pending that 
relate to ECDSA, namely point compression, public key validation (including 
domain parameter validation), and computational techniques. In accordance with 
the intellectual property rights procedures of the IETF standards process, 
assuming the relevant patents are granted, Certicom is willing to offer, upon 
written requests from the implementers of the ECDSA, a non-exclusive license 
under reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions, providing the 
applicant provides a similar grant for the applicant's relevant patents (if 
any) and respects Certicom's other intellectual property.

Any party wishing to request a license should contact:

Bruce MacInnis
Director of Licensing
Certicom Corporation
200 Matheson Blvd. West
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L5R 3L7
Tel: 905-501-3821
Fax: 905-507-1239
bmacinnis@certicom.com

/signed/
Phillip C. Deck
Chairman & CEO