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IPR Details
Stephen Farrell's statement about possible IPR claimed in draft-housley-tls-authz-extns-07.txt belonging to Siemens

Submitted: March 5, 2007 under the rules in RFC 3979.

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

Holder legal name Siemens

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

Name Stephen Farrell
Other info

T: +353-87-854-0597

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

draft-housley-tls-authz-extns ("Transport Layer Security (TLS) Authorization Extensions")
No revisions for this Internet-Draft were specified in this disclosure. The Internet-Draft's revision was 07 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 3979

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

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

EP97103790, US6,163,844
Date: march 06, 1997
Country: Germany

Notes: I was an inventor. The Siemens subsidiary involved no longer
exists. I don't know where the ownership ended up.
The filing is extremely unclear, even for a patent - the reason is that
the lawyer translated my input to German, filed that and later translated
back to English, all without checking back with any of the inventors.
The German version may be more easily understood, I don't know.
The original filing was to protect a product that sent SESAME PACs (inside
GSS tokens) to & fro in order to do access control for web clients &
servers. The I-D isn't doing that, but the claims might be written
broadly enough to be a concern.

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending No

V. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name
Submitter email

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