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Apple Computer's Statement about IPR claimed in RFC 2642

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.

The text of the original IPR disclosure is available further down, and also here:
http://www.ietf.org/ietf-ftp/IPR/apple-ipr-rfc-2642.txt.

Update this IPR disclosure. 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.

Submitted Date: June 12, 2004

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: Apple Computer
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name: Edward W. Scott, IV
Title: Director of Patents
Department:
Address1: 1 Infinite Loop, MS 3-PAT
Address2: Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
Telephone: (408) 974-9453
Fax: (408) 974-5436
Email: iplaw@apple.com
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
RFC 2642:"Cabletron's VLS Protocol Specification"

The text of the original IPR declaration:

Title: Apple Computer's Statement about IPR claimed in RFC 2642
Received: June 12, 2004
From: Edward W. Scott, IV

While Apple Computer, Inc. ("Apple") has not undertaken an exhaustive search 
and analysis of its patent portfolio (the "Apple Patents"), it believes that 
U.S. Patent Numbers 4,661,902 and 4,689,786 may be necessary for an 
implementation of material contained in http://ietf.org/rfc/rfc2642.txt (the 
"Document").

In the event that the technology discussed in the Document becomes and IETF 
standard (the "Standard") which is not materially different from the Document, 
Apple agrees, upon written request from a Party, to negotiate outside of IETF 
to make available a non-exclusive license under reasonable and non-discriminatory 
("RAND") terms and conditions under such claims of the Apple Patents to the 
extent necessary to implement a product compliant with the Standard.  These RAND 
terms and conditiond may be conditional upon a reciprocal grant or defensive use.

Any questions regarding this communication should be directed to:

Director of Patents
Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop, MS 3-PAT
Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
Voice: (408) 974-9453
Fax: (408) 974-5436
E-mail: iplaw@apple.com