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SnowShore Patent Statement pertaining to draft-vandyke-mscml

This IPR disclosure was submitted by e-mail.

Sections I, II, and IV of "The Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration Template for Legacy" have been completed for this IPR disclosure. Additional information may be available in the original submission.

The text of the original IPR disclosure is available further down, and also here:

This IPR disclosure has been updated by IPR disclosure ID #580, "SnowShore Networks, Inc.'s statement about IPR claimed in draft-vandyke-mscml-06.txt".

Update this IPR disclosure. 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.

Submitted Date: April 24, 2003

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
Legal Name: SnowShore Networks, Inc.
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
Name: Eric Burger
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Department: SnowShore Networks, Inc.
Address1: 285 Billerica Rd.
Address2: Chelmsford, MA 01824-4120
Telephone: +1 978/367-8400
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates:
Internet-Draft:"Media Server Control Markup Language (MSCML) and Protocol"

The text of the original IPR declaration:

Update Received: April 24, 2003
From: Eric Burger 

The letter sets forth the position of SnowShore Networks, Inc. ("SnowShore") with regard to
 the following specifically identified standards activity of the IETF:

                  Media Server Control Markup Language and Protocol (MSCML)
                                    ("The Standard")

SnowShore may have one or more patent applications pending that have claims that would 
be applicable to products conforming to the Standard upon issuance of the patent(s). 
In the event SnowShore obtains a patent having one or more claims applicable to the 
Standard, SnowShore shall grant to other entities a royalty free, non-exclusive license 
to manufacture, use and/or sell products that are covered by claims of any such patent,
 provided that the license under such claim(s) is necessary to practice the Standard. 
The license to be granted by SnowShore (a) will not apply to any claim of any SnowShore 
patent, whenever issued, that is not necessary to practice the Standard, and (b) does not 
extend to any entity or a subsidiary of such entity, that will not grant to SnowShore a 
reciprocal license to manufacture, use and/or sell products conforming to the Standard upon 
the terms offered hereunder with respect to patents owned by such entity or a subsidiary or
 organization controlled by such entity.

Original IPR Notice

Received: October 29, 2002
From: Eric Burger 

SnowShore may seek patent protection on technology described in documents which
SnowShore submits for use in IETF standards discussions.  In relation to any IETF
standard incorporating any such technology, SnowShore will grant a royalty free
non-exclusive license to Qualified Parties to utilize such technology if necessary
for practice of IETF standards implemented as a result of SnowShore's submission. As
used herein, Qualified Parties means a party who has not, does not and will not
assert, in litigation or otherwise, including in licensing discussions, any patent or
other intellectual property right against SnowShore. Any such license to a Qualified
Party shall terminate at once if such party asserts a patent or other intellectual
property right against SnowShore. SnowShore will grant non-exclusive licenses to
Non-Qualified Parties on reasonable, reciprocal non-discriminatory terms and

For further information, contact:

Eric Burger
Chief Technology Officer
SnowShore Networks, Inc.
285 Billerica Rd.
Chelmsford, MA  01824-4120

Tel: +1 978/367-8400