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IPR Details
Apple Inc.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc6555bis

Submitted: October 5, 2017 under the rules in RFC 8179.

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.

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

Holder legal name Apple Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name BJ Watrous, Vice President and Chief IP Counsel
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

1 Infinite Loop, MS 169-3IPL
Cupertino, CA 95014
T: 408-996-1010

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

Name David Schinazi
Other info

Apple Inc.
1 Infinite Loop, MS 37-2COS
Cupertino, CA 95014
T: 408-996-1010

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

draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc6555bis ("Happy Eyeballs Version 2: Better Connectivity Using Concurrency")

V. Disclosure of Patent Information
i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 8179

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

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

Application No. 14/719,889
Publication No. US-2016-0344688-A1
File date: 5/22/2015
Country: U.S.

Application No. 102016206941.1
Publication No. 102016206941 A1
File date: 4/25/2016
Country: Germany

Application No. 201610340795.X
Publication No. 106170025 A
File date: 5/20/2016
Country: China

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending Yes

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):

Licensing See Text Below for Licensing Declaration
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

Apple Inc. ("Apple") is the owner of one or more pending patent applications referred to herein (“Subject Patents”) that include one or more claims that Apple believes may be essential for implementing technology set forth in the Internet-Draft entitled “Happy Eyeballs Version 2: Better Connectivity Using Concurrency” dated September 10, 2017 (draft ietf-v6ops-rfc6555bis-05). If technology in this Internet-Draft is included in a standard adopted by the IETF (the “Standard") and any claims of the Subject Patents are necessary for practicing the Standard, any party will have the right to use any such patent claims ("Subject Claims") under reasonable, non-discriminatory terms, with reciprocity, to implement and fully comply with the Standard.

The reasonable, non-discriminatory terms are:

If the Standard is adopted by the IETF, Apple will not assert the Subject Claims against any party for making, using, selling, importing or offering for sale a product that implements and fully complies with the Standard, provided, however, that Apple retains the right to assert the Subject Claims (including the right to claim past royalties) against any party that asserts a patent it owns or controls (either directly or indirectly) against Apple or any of Apple’s affiliates or successors in title; and Apple retains the right to assert the Subject Claims against any product or portion thereof that is not necessary for compliance with the Standard.

Royalty-bearing licenses will be available to anyone who prefers that option.

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 BJ Watrous, Vice President and Chief IP Counsel
Submitter email

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