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Conditional Grant of Rights to Specific Hewlett-Packard Patents In Conjunction With the Internet Engineering Task Force's Internet-Standard Network Management Framework (RFC1988)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004266D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 4K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. McAnally: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Status of This Memo

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Network Working Group G. McAnally

Request for Comments: 1988 D. Gilbert

Category: Informational J. Flick

Hewlett Packard Company

August 1996

Conditional Grant of Rights to Specific Hewlett-Packard Patents

In Conjunction With the Internet Engineering Task Force's

Internet-Standard Network Management Framework

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 document is NOT a standard. It is an announcement to interested

parties of a conditional grant by the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) of

certain rights to use autotopology network management technology

covered by specific HP patents in conjunction with the Internet

Engineering Task Force's (IETF's) Internet-standard network

management framework.

Purpose

This grant is made to help facilitate inclusion of certain patented

search address technology covering network device mapping in IETF

standards-track Management Information Base (MIB) modules. HP is

offering this search address technology to the IETF as a technique

for mapping network devices. It should be noted that the

confirmatory license mentioned is optional, since the grant of rights

is automatic.

A Grant of Rights to Hewlett-Packard US Patents 5,293,635 and 5,421,024

HP hereby covenants that it will not assert any claims in US Patents

5,293,635, 5,421,024, any continuations, divisions, or

continuations-in-part of either, or any non-US counterparts of any of

the foregoing against any party that makes, uses, sells, imports, or

offers for sale, an implementation of an IETF standards-track MIB

module that includes HP's contributed search address technology, or

any derivative of that contribution, provided that the MIB module is

employed to implement the Internet-standard network management

framework. Such grant of rights is limited in that it does not

include a right to incorporate such HP search address technology into

proprietary MIB modules.

This grant of rights will permanently terminate with respect to any

party (and to any subsidiary of a party) that asserts a patent it

owns or controls, either directly or indirectly, against HP or any of

its subsidiaries for implementation of, or operation of any system

utilizing, search address technology. The termination of rights will

occur as of the date the patent is asserted against HP.

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

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

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

Patent Counsel

Hewlett-Packard Company

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