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Sanctions Available for Application to Violators of IETF IPR Policy (RFC6701)

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Publication Date: 2012-Aug-14
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A. Farrel: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

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].

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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

Abstract

   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.

 Farrel & Resnick              Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 6701       Sanctions for Violators of IETF IPR Policy    August 2012

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1.  Introduction

   The IETF has developed and documented policies that...