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IPR Details
IBM's patent statement pertaining to SNMP, specifically addressing US Patent 4,965,772 entitled

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

Submitted: May 14, 2001 under the rules in RFC 2026.

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 IBM Corporation

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name Gerrianne Delaney
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

IBM Director of Licensing
IBM Corporation
North Castle Drive
Armonk, N.Y., 10504

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

RFC1157 ("Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)")
RFC1901 ("Introduction to Community-based SNMPv2")
RFC2572 ("Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)")

IV. Disclosure of Patent Information
i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 2026

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 4,965,772
Date: issued October 1990

Notes: Patent title:"Method and Apparatus for Communication Network Alert Message

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending No

V. 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

In the event that compliant product implementations of SNMP standards
cannot be practiced without the use of one or more IBM patents, IBM is
willing upon written request to grant a nonexclusive license under such
patents on a nondiscriminatory basis and on reasonable terms and
conditions, including its then-current terms and royalty rates.

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.

VI. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name Chuck Adams Jr.
Submitter email

VII. Other Notes

Additional notes

RFC 1901
RFC 2572

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