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Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology (RFC8179)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250107D
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jun-01
Document File: 52 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Bradner: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The IETF policies about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), such as patent rights, relative to technologies developed in the IETF are designed to ensure that IETF working groups and Participants have as much information as possible about any IPR constraints on a technical proposal as early as possible in the development process. The policies are intended to benefit the Internet community and the public at large, while respecting the legitimate rights of IPR holders. This document details the IETF policies concerning IPR related to technology worked on within the IETF. It also describes

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        S. Bradner Request for Comments: 8179                            Harvard University BCP: 79                                                     J. Contreras Obsoletes: 3979, 4879                                 University of Utah Updates: 2026                                                   May 2017 Category: Best Current Practice ISSN: 2070-1721

             Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology

Abstract

   The IETF policies about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), such as    patent rights, relative to technologies developed in the IETF are    designed to ensure that IETF working groups and participants have as    much information as possible about any IPR constraints on a technical    proposal as early as possible in the development process.  The    policies are intended to benefit the Internet community and the    public at large, while respecting the legitimate rights of IPR    holders.  This document sets out the IETF policies concerning IPR    related to technology worked on within the IETF.  It also describes    the objectives that the policies are designed to meet.  This document    updates RFC 2026 and, with RFC 5378, replaces Section 10 of RFC 2026.    This document also obsoletes RFCs 3979 and 4879.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   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).  Further information on    BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   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/rfc8179.

 Bradner & Contreras       Best Current Practice                 [Page 1]
 RFC 8179                  IP in IETF Technology                 May 2017

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