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

The text of the original IPR disclosure is available in the disclosure history.

Submitted: January 8, 2004

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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".

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

Holder legal name
Corporation for National Research Initiatives

'II'. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name
Robert Kahn
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

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

RFC3652 ("Handle System Protocol (ver 2.1) Specification")
RFC3650 ("Handle System Overview")
RFC3651 ("Handle System Namespace and Service Definition")

'IV'. 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):

See Text Below for Licensing Declaration
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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

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'V'. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name
Submitter email

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