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The Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration Template for General IPR Disclosures

This document is an IETF IPR Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration Template and is submitted to inform the IETF of a) patent or patent application information that is not related to a specific IETF document or contribution, and b) an IPR Holder's intention with respect to the licensing of its necessary patent claims. No actual license is implied by submission of this template.

Note: According to Section 5.4.3 of RFC 8179, "Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology," you are still required to file specific disclosures on IPR unless your general disclosure satisfies certain conditions. Please see the RFC for details.

Submissions that do not comply with the formal requirements of Section 5, "IPR Disclosures," of RFC 8179, "Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology", may be rejected.

If you have any questions or problems with form then please contact We do not accept IPR disclosures by email.

Fields marked with are required.


If this disclosure updates other disclosures identify here which ones. Leave this field blank if this disclosure does not update any prior disclosures. 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")

II. Patent holder's contact for license application

III. Disclosure of Patent Information i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by Section 5 of RFC8179

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

Enter one or more comma-separated patent publication or application numbers as two-letter country code and serial number, e.g.: US62/123456 or WO2017123456. Do not include thousands-separator commas in serial numbers. It is preferable to use individual disclosures for each patent, even if this field permits multiple patents to be listed, in order to get inventor, title, and date information below correct.
Inventor name
Title of invention
Date granted or applied for

B. Does your disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?

IV. Statement

The statement should include any licensing information.

V. Contact information of submitter of this form

VI. Other notes