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IPR Details
BMC's patent statement pertaining to draft-ietf-snmpconf-pm

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

Submitted: January 9, 2002 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.


Updated by

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

Holder legal name BMC Software, Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name Ken Sidelinger
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

Senior Legal Counsel
Intellectual Property
T: (713) 918-1259
F: (713) 918-1110

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

draft-ietf-snmpconf-pm ("Policy Based Management MIB")
No revisions for this Internet-Draft were specified in this disclosure. The Internet-Draft's revision was 09 at the time this disclosure was posted. Contact the discloser or patent holder if there are questions about which revisions this disclosure pertains to.

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)

U.S. Patent No. 5,978,594
U.S. Patent No. 5,665,081

Notes: This is to advise the IETF that BMC Software Inc. ("BMC
Software") believes that it has rights in one or more United
States or foreign patents or pending patent applications,
including but not limited to U.S. Patent No. 5,978,594
and/or U.S. Patent No. 5,665,081, that may relate to
technologies and processes discussed in the Internet Draft
draft-ietf-snmpconf-pm-xx, including but not limited to
technologies and/or processes for which employees of BMC
Software may have contributed information. BMC Software may
also seek patent protection for any such technology or other
information if BMC Software concludes that such protection
is warranted.

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: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 one selected]
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

(No information submitted)

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 Randy Presuhn
Submitter email

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