RE: RIM patents a URN (and ignores IETF IPR rules)

"Contreras, Jorge" <Jorge.Contreras@wilmerhale.com> Fri, 20 November 2009 19:38 UTC

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Subject: RE: RIM patents a URN (and ignores IETF IPR rules)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:ietf-bounces@ietf.org] On 
> Behalf Of Fred Baker
> Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:53 PM
> To: Michael Montemurro
> Cc: Cullen Jennings; IETF-Discussion list
> Subject: Re: RIM patents a URN (and ignores IETF IPR rules)
> 
> In my company's case, we file IPR disclosures on patent applications  
> as well as allowed claims. That is consistent with our corporate  
> policy of encouraging innovation and patenting defensively; our  
> disclosures as a rule include the fact that we do not seek monetary  
> reward unless another party would rather trade IPR licenses mediated  
> by expensive lawyers than accept a free RFC 1988 license.

Fred - this is not only good corporate practice, disclosure of patent
applications
is unambiguously required by RFC 3977.