Proposed IESG Statement on IPR Declarations
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The IESG is considering an IESG statement on IPR Declarations, and would like to solicit comments from the community on the proposed text. The proposed text is provided below. The IESG will make a decision about this matter shortly. Please provide comments, if any, to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the IESG at email@example.com before July 31, 2016. —— IESG Statement on IPR Declarations: BCP 79 discusses Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) within the IETF process and technologies being worked on at the IETF. Among other things, BCP 79 specifies how and when IPR disclosures ought to be made. The purpose of such disclosures is to inform IETF participants and those that use IETF technologies about IPR that may be associated with the technology in question. The IESG also observes that the IETF posts all IPR disclosures (other than obvious spam, which is not an IPR disclosure), as they are received, in our IPR disclosure database. This database is available at https://www.ietf.org/ipr/. However, as noted in BCP 79, the IETF will make no determination about the validity of any particular IPR claim. Neither the IETF nor the IESG makes any attempt to verify patent validity or the validity of any other statements in the IPR disclosure text. As BCP 79, Sec. 4(B) indicates: "The IESG disclaims any responsibility for identifying the existence of or for evaluating the applicability of any IPR, disclosed or otherwise, to any IETF technology, specification or standard, and will take no position on the validity or scope of any such IPR claims." The material posted as IPR disclosures should be viewed as originating from the source of that information, and any issue or question related to the material should be directed to the source rather than the IETF. There is no implied endorsement or agreement by the IETF or the IESG with any of the material.
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