Skip to main content

IPR Details
Nortel Networks Updated Patent Statement pertaining to draft-chisholm-disman-active-alarm about IPR claimed in RFC 3877

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

Submitted: June 10, 2005 under the rules in RFC 3979.

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")

Previous (#167) This (#588)
Nortel Networks Holder legal name Nortel Networks

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Previous (#167) This (#588)
Gib Ritenour Holder contact name Michelle Lee Holder contact email

Technical Standards & Patent Strategy

Holder contact info

Counsel, IP Law

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

Previous (#167) This (#588)
draft-chisholm-disman-active-alarm ("Alarm MIB")
RFC3877 ("Alarm Management Information Base (MIB)")

IV. Disclosure of Patent Information
i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 3979

A. For granted patents or published pending patent applications, please provide the following information:

Previous (#167) This (#588)
Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s)

U.S. Patent No.6,697,970

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Previous (#167) This (#588)
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):

Previous (#167) This (#588)
See Text Below for Licensing Declaration Licensing See Text Below for Licensing Declaration

In relation to any IETF standard incorporating any such technology, Nortel
Networks hereby agrees to license on fair, reasonable, reciprocal and non-
discriminatory terms, any patent claims it owns covering such technology,
solely to the extent such technology is essential to comply with such

Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

Nortel Networks U.S. Patent No.6,697,970, entitled "generic fault management
method and system, may contain claims that are believed may be necessary for
practicing the resulting IETF Standard. In this regard, Nortel Networks will
make available licenses on fair, reasonable, reciprocal, and
non-discriminatory terms, including royalties and/or other payments, to the
extent of such necessary claims it owns for the purposes of complying with
such resulting IETF Standard.

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

Previous (#167) This (#588)
Submitter name
Submitter email

Only those sections of the relevant entry form where the submitter provided information are displayed above.