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Corporation for National Research Initiatives's Statement About IPR Claimed in RFC 3650, RFC 3651, and RFC 3652

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.

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This IPR disclosure has been updated by IPR disclosure ID #805, "Corporation for National Research Initiatives's statement about IPR claimed in RFC 3650, RFC 3651, and RFC 3652".

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Submitted Date: January 8, 2004

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: Corporation for National Research Initiatives
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name: Robert Kahn
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
RFC 3650:"Handle System Overview"
RFC 3651:"Handle System Namespace and Service Definition"
RFC 3652:"Handle System Protocol (ver 2.1) Specification"

The text of the original IPR declaration:

Title: Corporation for National Research Initiatives's Statement About 
IPR Claimed in RFC 3650, RFC 3651, and RFC 3652
Received: 8 January 2004
From: Robert Kahn

In accordance with Section 10 of RFC 2026, the Corporation for National 
Research Initiatives ("CNRI") wishes to make the following statement:

The Handle System® technology described in the three Informational RFCs 
published as 3650, 3651, and 3652 is a component of the Digital Object 
Architecture developed by CNRI.  This technology provides a means for uniquely 
identifying Digital Objects ("DOs") and other network resources, and for 
using identifiers, sometimes known as handles, to store and retrieve records containing 
state information about the DOs.  In addition to this resolution capability, 
it provides an administrative mechanism for managing identifiers over time.  

While CNRI has one issued patent and is seeking additional patent protection 
on the Handle System technology, it is the intention of CNRI to make this 
technology available in the public interest. This will be done in such a way 
as to maintain the overall integrity of the Handle System and to provide for 
its continuing operation and growth. 

Specifically, to the extent that the Handle System technology is included in 
the Internet, or incorporated in IETF standards implementing this technology, 
CNRI agrees to grant, upon written request, permission to implement, use, and 
distribute the technology under openly specified, reasonable, and non-discriminatory