IPR Details
Don Hall's Patent Statement pertaining to VPN

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Submitted: March 23, 2001 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 cosmictk1@home.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

Notes: Don Hall, was awarded U.S. Patent No. 5,126,728 in 1992 with claims that
define methods used in VPN Virtual Private Networking, when used in
combination with encryption and/or guard functions.

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: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

VPN exploits methods described in said patent. Non exclusive licenses,
on relevant patent claims, may be made available for a reasonable fee.
These licenses will be granted for implementation and use as
defined in the relevant RFC documentation. Continued development of
generalized security methods based on encapsulation are discouraged
without obtaining licenses when applicable.

Commercial and government organizations exploiting VPN should obtain a
license for use of relevant encapsulation methods

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
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