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IPR Details
Certicom's Patent statement pertaining to SMIME

The text of the original IPR disclosure is available in the disclosure history.

Submitted: November 9, 1999 under the rules in RFC 2026.

Note: Updates to IPR disclosures must only be made by authorized representatives of the original submitters. Updates will automatically be forwarded to the current Patent Holder's Contact and to the Submitter of the original IPR disclosure.

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

Holder legal name Certicom Corp.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name Bruce MacInnis
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

Director of Licensing
200 Matheson Blvd. West
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5R 3L7
T: 905-507-9343
F: 905-507-9406

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

RFC2630 ("Cryptographic Message Syntax")

IV. Disclosure of Patent Information
i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 2026

A. For granted patents or published pending patent applications, please provide the following information:

Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s)

Notes: This is to advise the IETF that Certicom believes it has rights under
patents and/or pending applications which may be applicable to
specifications being developed by the S/MIME Mail Security working
group. These include, but are not limited to, patents and/or pending
applications for cryptographic protocols, cryptographic computational
techniques, cryptographic protocol formatting, and techniques for
defending cryptographic protocols against attacks.

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending 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):

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

If part(s) of these specifications are included in IETF standards and
Certicom has patents and/or pending application(s) that are essential
to implementation of such included part(s) in said standard, Certicom
is prepared to grant a license on such included part on reasonable,
non-discriminatory terms and conditions, provided that the licensee
provides a similar grant for any relevant patents under their control
to Certicom.

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

Submitter name Simon Blake-Wilson
Submitter email

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