Sanctions Available for Application to Violators of IETF IPR Policy (RFC6701)
Original Publication Date: 2012-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Aug-14
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
A. Farrel: AUTHOR [+2]
The IETF has developed and documented policies that govern the behavior of all IETF participants with respect to intellectual property about which they might reasonably be aware. These are documented in RFC 3979 [BCP79] and are frequently brought to the attention of IETF participants. This document summarizes and references those policies, but does not replace or stand in for the full statement of the policies found in [BCP79]. Readers and IETF participants need to be aware of the content of [BCP79].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) A. Farrel Request for Comments: 6701 Juniper Networks Category: Informational P. Resnick ISSN: 2070-1721 Qualcomm August 2012
Sanctions Available for Application to Violators of IETF IPR Policy
The IETF has developed and documented policies that govern the behavior of all IETF participants with respect to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) about which they might reasonably be aware.
The IETF takes conformance to these IPR policies very seriously. However, there has been some ambiguity as to what the appropriate sanctions are for the violation of these policies, and how and by whom those sanctions are to be applied.
This document discusses these issues and provides a suite of potential actions that can be taken within the IETF community in cases related to patents.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6701.
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RFC 6701 Sanctions for Violators of IETF IPR Policy August 2012
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The IETF has developed and documented policies that...