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A Grant of Rights to Use a Specific IBM patent with Photuris (RFC1822)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004080D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 2K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Lowe: AUTHOR

Abstract

Status of this Memo

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Network Working Group J. Lowe

Request for Comments: 1822 IBM

Category: Informational August 1995

A Grant of Rights to Use a Specific IBM patent with Photuris

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Note:

This RFC is NOT a standard. It is an official public record of a

grant by IBM Corporation for the use of a specific IBM patent in

conjunction with the Photuris key management protocol.

Purpose

This Request for Comments records a grant by IBM Corporation to

permit the conditional free use of one of its patents. This grant is

made to help facilitate adoption of the Internet Key Management

Protocol contribution IBM has offered to the IETF. It should be noted

that the confirmatory license mentioned is optional. The grant is

made in this RFC and parties have it even if they do not request a

confirmation from IBM.

A Grant of Rights to Use IBM US Patent 5,148,479

IBM hereby covenants that it will not assert its US Patent 5,148,479

or its non-US counterparts against any party that implements Photuris

or any derivative that includes IBM's IKMP contribution, and operates

in compliance with Photuris or such derivative, when Photuris or such

derivative is employed in connection with any Internet Protocol.

This grant of rights will terminate with respect to any party that

asserts a patent it owns, directly or indirectly, against IBM for

IBM's implementation of and operation in compliance with Photuris or

any derivative, as defined above. The termination will occur as of

the date the patent is asserted against IBM.

A written confirmation of this grant, and/or a license under any

other IBM patent under IBM's then-current terms, conditions and

royalty rates, can be obtained by sending a request to:

John W. Lowe

IBM Corporation

500 Columbus Avenue

Thornwood, New York 10594

Security Considerations

The referenced protocol is a security-related protocol.

Author's Address

John W. Lowe

IBM Corporation

500 Columbus Avenue

Thornwood, New York 10594

USA