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The Public Patent Foundation's Statement about possible IPR claimed in RFC 2462 and RFC 2464 belonging to Microsoft Corporation

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Submitted Date: October 24, 2005

'I'. Possible Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: Microsoft Corporation
'II'. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
RFC: "Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks"
(RFC2464)
RFC: "IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration"
(RFC2462)
'III'. 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):

U.S. Patent No. 6,101,499

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: yes
'IV'. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form
Name:Daniel Ravicher
Email:ravicher@pubpat.org
'V'. Other Notes:

Dear IETF:

Pursuant to IETF RFC 3979 Section 6.1.3, the Public Patent Foundation
("PUBPAT") hereby notifies IETF of the existence of intellectual
property rights that may relate to technology described in IETF
documents. Specifically, U.S. Patent No. 6,101,499 ("the '499 patent")
owned by Microsoft Corporation may relate to RFC 2462 - IPv6 Stateless
Address Autoconfiguration and RFC 2464 - Transmission of IPv6 Packets
over Ethernet Networks (collectively referred to as "IPv6").

Although IETF was previously notified of the '499 patent with respect to
IPv4 related documents (see
http://www.ietf.org/ietf/IPR/MICROSOFT-499.txt and
https://datatracker.ietf.org/public/ipr_detail_show.cgi?ipr_id=554), the
'499 patent's claims, including for example claims 1 and 30, could
possibly be read as also relating to IPv6. However, other than
identifying this potential relationship, PUBPAT takes no position
regarding the validity or scope of the '499 patent.

If we can provide any further information or be of any other assistance
to IETF in its review of this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Daniel B. Ravicher
Executive Director
Public Patent Foundation
1375 Broadway, Suite 600
New York, NY 10018
(212) 796-0571 direct
(212) 796-0570 main
(212) 591-6038 fax
ravicher@pubpat.org
www.pubpat.org