IPR Details
Don Hall's Patent Statement pertaining to SMIME

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

Submitted: June 20, 2000 under the rules in RFC 2026

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

Holder legal name Don Hall

II. Patent Holder's Contact for Licence Application

Holder contact name Don Hall
Holder contact email cosmictk@ex-pressnet.com
Holder contact info

T: 703-527-3688

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

Designations for Other Contributions

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)

Date: 1992
Country: USA

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: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

S/MIME methods may be derived from intellectual property
described in said patent. If S/MIME is established as an Internet
Standard, to the extent that Don Halls's Intellectual property is
comprised therein, nonexclusive licenses, on relevant patent claims,
will be made openly available for a reasonable fee, without
discrimination. These licenses will be granted for implementation and
use as defined in the various MIME related RFCs if it is approved as a

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
Submitter email

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