IPR Details
Certicom's Patent Claim pertaining to ECDSA

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Submitted: April 9, 1999 under the rules in RFC 2026

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I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")

Holder legal name Certicom Corporation

II. Patent Holder's Contact for Licence Application

Holder contact name Bruce MacInnis
Holder contact email bmacinnis@certicom.com
Holder contact info

Director of Licensing
200 Matheson Blvd. West
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5R 3L7
T: 905-501-3821
F: 905-507-1239

III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates

Designations for Other Contributions

IV. 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):

Licensing See Text Below for Licensing Declaration
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

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.

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.

V. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name Phillip C. Deck
Submitter email

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