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IPR Details
NextHop Technologies 's statement about IPR claimed in draft-ohara-capwap-lwapp-03.txt

Submitted: November 16, 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")

Holder legal name NextHop Technologies

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name Jim Mackaness
Holder contact email
Holder contact info

CFO, NextHopTechnology
1911 Landings Drive
Mountain View, CA 94043
T: (650)429-4811
F: (650)429-4801

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

Name Susan Hares
Other info

Office of the CTO,NextHop Technologies
825 Victors Way
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
T: (734)222-1610
F: (734)222-1601

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

draft-ohara-capwap-lwapp ("Lightweight Access Point Protocol")

V. 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:

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

Date: November 4, 2004
Country: USA

Notes: Title: Secure, standards-based communications across a wide-area network

Published date is: October 6, 2005

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending Yes

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):

Possible licensing choices a), b), and c) when Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later:
  • a) No License Required for Implementers
  • b) Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers
  • c) Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers with Possible Royalty/Fee
Licensing Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later (implies a willingness to commit to the provisions of a), b), or c) above)
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

NextHop Technologies is the holder of 1 or more pending patent applications
related to the LWAPP (Light Weight Access Point Protocol) specified in the
Internet draft: draft-ohara-capwap-lwapp-03.txt.

If technology in this document is included in a standard adopted by IETF and
any claims of any NextHop Technologies patents are necessary for practicing the
standard, any party will have the right to use any such patent claims under
reasonable, non-discriminatory terms to implement and fully comply with the

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
Submitter email

VIII. Other Notes

Additional notes

Please note: Portions of LWAPP concepts were imported into SLAPP to provide
required CAPWAP features. The document draft-narasimhan-ietf-slapp-01.txt
contains these imported features that are imnpacted by the above patent

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