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A Template for IETF Patent Disclosures and Licensing Declarations (RFC3905)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031387D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-23
Document File: 10 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

V. See: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document describes a proposal for one form of a template for IETF patent disclosures and licensing declarations. The optional use of this template is meant to simplify the process of such disclosures and licensing declarations and to assist disclosers in providing the necessary information to meet the obligations documented in RFC 3668.

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Network Working Group                                        V. See, Ed.

Request for Comments: 3905                                     Microsoft

Category: Informational                                   September 2004

   A Template for IETF Patent Disclosures and Licensing Declarations

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

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

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This document describes a proposal for one form of a template for

   IETF patent disclosures and licensing declarations.  The optional use

   of this template is meant to simplify the process of such disclosures

   and licensing declarations and to assist disclosers in providing the

   necessary information to meet the obligations documented in RFC 3668.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................  1

   2. The Patent Disclosure and Licensing Declaration Template.......  2

   3. Commentary on Terms Used in the Template.......................  5

   4. Security Considerations........................................  7

   5. Normative References...........................................  7

   6. Acknowledgments................................................  7

   7  Editor's Address...............................................  8

   8. Authors' Addresses.............................................  8

   9. Full Copyright Statement.......................................  9

1.  Introduction

   RFC 3668 [RFC3668] documents the current IETF policies and

   obligations with respect to disclosure of patents and patent

   applications.  It also documents the information requested in

   licensing declarations for IETF specifications.  In the interest of

   making these patent disclosure and licensing declaration processes

   simpler, this document proposes a patent disclosure and licensing

   declaration template that may be optionally used as one method for

   IETF participants and patent holders to comply with patent disclosure

   requirements and licensing declaration provisions under RFC 3668.

See, Ed.                     Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3905     Patent Disclosures and Licensing DeclarationsSeptember 2004

   This proposal also may be optionally used as a model by the IETF

   Secretariat for Web-based disclosure and licensing declaration tools;

   however, the intent of this document is informational and is not

   meant to suggest that this is the only method that could be used by

   IETF participants for disclosure of patents or for licensing

   declarations.  For the latest information on how to sub...