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Nortel Network's patent statement pertaining to MPLS

This IPR disclosure was submitted by e-mail.

Sections I, II, and IV of "The Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration Template for Legacy" have been completed for this IPR disclosure. Additional information may be available in the original submission.

The text of the original IPR disclosure is available further down, and also here:

This IPR disclosure has been updated by IPR disclosure ID #528, "Nortel Networks Statement on patents pertaining to MPLS about IPR claimed in RFC 3209".

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Submitted Date: November 8, 2000

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: Nortel Networks
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name: Gib Ritenour
Title: Director
Department: Technical Standards & Patent Strategy
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
Designations for Other Contributions:MPLS

The text of the original IPR declaration:

Original notice received November 8, 2000
Amended Notice received December 6, 2000
From: Gib Ritenour 

This is to advise the IETF that Nortel Networks has several patents (US
4,736,363, US 5,848,055, US 5,881,246, and US 5,995,503.) that it believes
may relate to MPLS technology.

Where there is a necessary dependence upon these patents in implementations
of MPLS, Nortel Networks hereby agrees to license on fair, reasonable, and
non-discriminatory terms to all parties, any patent claims it owns covering
such technology, solely to the extent such technology is essential to comply
with such standard, but on the condition that any such party grants to
Nortel Networks and its corporate affiliates a reciprocal license under such
party's patents for which there is also a necessary dependence.

Any questions related to this statement may be addressed to:

Gib Ritenour
Director, Technical Standards & Patent Strategy
Nortel Networks