IPR Details
IBM Corporation's Statement about IPR related to MPLS

Submitted: October 28, 1998 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.


Updated by

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

Holder legal name IBM Corporation

II. Patent Holder's Contact for Licence Application

Holder contact name John Tavs
Holder contact email tavs@raleigh.ibm.com
Holder contact info

IBM Director of Licensing
IBM Corporation
North Castle Drive, Armonk, N.Y., 10504

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)


B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: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

This is to advise the IETF that IBM believes it has filed patents
that relate to the MPLS working group.

In accordance with the intellectual
property rights procedures of the IETF standards process,
IBM is willing to offer, upon written request from the implementers of
the MPLS, a non-exclusive license under reasonable and
non-discriminatory terms and conditions.

Any party wishing to request a license should write to :

IBM Director of Licensing
IBM Corporation
North Castle Drive, Armonk, N.Y., 10504

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 John Tavs
Submitter email tavs@raleigh.ibm.com

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