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IPR Details
Apple Inc.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-detecting-unwanted-location-trackers

Submitted: May 4, 2023 under the rules in RFC 8179.

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 Apple Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name Jeffrey L. Myers, Chief IP Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

One Apple Park Way, MS 169-3IPL
Cupertino, CA 95014

III. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal Belief Triggered this Disclosure

Name Brent Ledvina
Other info


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

draft-detecting-unwanted-location-trackers ("Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers")

V. Disclosure of Patent Information
i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 8179

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

Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s)

Number: US17455821
Inventor: Frank De Jong, Nicole R. Ryan, Arian Behzadi, Marcel Van Os
Title: User Interfaces for Tracking and Finding Items
Date: 2021-11-19
Notes: Additional Inventors: Craig M. Federighi, Corey Keiko Wang

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending No

VI. 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

Apple Inc. (“Apple”) has one or more pending unpublished patent applications (“Subject Patent Application(s)”) that include one or more claims that Apple believes may be essential for implementing technology set forth in draft-detecting-unwanted-location-trackers-00 ("Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers") (“Essential Claims”). In the event that any patents issue from the Subject Patent Application(s), Apple agrees, upon written request from a party, to negotiate with that party a non-sublicenseable license to the Essential Claims under reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions, solely to the extent necessary to implement required portions of the Informational Internet Draft, provided that the party grants a reciprocal license to Apple and provided that the license terminates if the party initiates a claim of patent infringement, directly or indirectly, against Apple, its subsidiaries, or its affiliates.

“Subject Patent Application(s)” means US17455821

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.

VII. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name Jeffrey L. Myers, Chief IP Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Submitter email

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