Generic IPR Disclosures

SM <sm@resistor.net> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:54 UTC

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Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 11:46:36 -0700
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Subject: Generic IPR Disclosures
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Hello,

RFC 3979 states that:

  "The disclosure must list the numbers of any issued patents or
   published patent applications or indicate that the claim is based on
   unpublished patent applications."

and

   "IPR under fair and non-discriminatory terms for the same reason.
    However, the requirement for an IPR disclosure is satisfied by a
    blanket statement of the IPR discloser's willingness to license
    all of its potential IPR meeting the requirements of Section 6.6
    (and either Section 6.1.1 or 6.1.2) to implementers of an IETF
    specification on a royalty-free basis as long as any other terms
    and conditions are disclosed in the IPR disclosure statement."

 From what I understand the second (quoted) paragraph is for Generic 
IPR Disclosures.  Is that correct?

There is also the following:

   "If a person has information about IPR that may Cover IETF
    Contributions, but the participant is not required to disclose
    because they do not meet the criteria in Section 6.6"

Does that include Generic IPR Disclosures?

Regards,
-sm