IPR Details
Verisign Inc.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-ietf-dnsop-root-loopback

Submitted: February 25, 2015 under the rules in RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879

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

Holder legal name
Verisign Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name
Paul Livesay
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

Verisign HQ
12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA 20190

T: +1 (703) 948-4245

III. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal Belief Triggered this Disclosure

Allison Mankin
Other info

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

draft-ietf-dnsop-root-loopback ("Decreasing Access Time to Root Servers by Running One on Loopback")

V. Disclosure of Patent Information i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879

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

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

US Patent 8874790; “DNS package in a partitioned network”, Issued 10/28/2014

EP2611113 A1, “DNS package in a partitioned network “, Filed 14 Dec 2012

US Published Patent Application #20150046577; “DNS PACKAGE IN A PARTITIONED NETWORK”, Filed 10/27/2014

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending

VI. 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):

Possible licencing choices a), b), and c) when Licencing Declaration to be Provided Later:
  • a) No License Required for Implementers
  • b) Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers
  • c) Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers with Possible Royalty/Fee

Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later (implies a willingness to commit to the provisions of a), b), or c) above)
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

Due to the early state of the internet-draft, coverage of the claims versus existing text is difficult to ascertain, a licensing declaration to be provided later, if required (Consistent with the terms of the IETF disclosure form’s “option d)” selection, which implies a willingness to commit to the provisions of one of the following: a) No License Required for Implementers; b) Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers; or c) Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers with Possible Royalty/Fee).

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.

VII. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name
Matthew Ward
Submitter email

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