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RSA's statement pertaining to draft-ietf-ipsec-properties

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Submitted Date: August 3, 2001

'I'. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: RSA Security Inc.
'II'. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name:Linn, John
Other Info:

Attn: General Counsel
RSA Security Inc.
36 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA 01730, USA

'III'. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
Internet-Draft: "Security Properties of the IPsec Protocol Suite"
'IV'. Disclosure of Patent Information (i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by Section 6 of RFC 3979)
A. For granted patents or published pending patent applications, please provide the following information:
Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s):

Notes: RSA Security Inc. has submitted a patent application concerning client
puzzles, a technique initially described in Juels and Brainard, "Client
Puzzles: A Cryptographic Countermeasure against Connection Depletion
Attacks", ISOC NDSS, 1999. Discussions within the IPsec WG have cited this
technique and have considered incorporation of methods with similar
properties, and the client puzzles concept has recently been referenced in

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: yes
'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):
See Text Below for Licensing Declaration
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information:

If use of client puzzles is
incorporated into a future IPsec specification, and if the currently active
application leads to an issued patent, RSA Security Inc. is willing to grant
licenses to such patent under reasonable and non-discriminatory terms for
purposes of implementing that IPsec specification.

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