Re: Generic IPR Disclosures

"Bradner, Scott" <sob@harvard.edu> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:06 UTC

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From: "Bradner, Scott" <sob@harvard.edu>
To: SM <sm@resistor.net>
Subject: Re: Generic IPR Disclosures
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Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 19:05:50 +0000
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On May 8, 2014, at 2:46 PM, SM <sm@resistor.net>; wrote:

> 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  unpublished patent applications."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?

it does relate to generic IPR disclosures but generic IPR disclosures avoid the requirement
for individual per-document disclosures  only if the generic disclosure offers a royalty-free license for the IPR


> 
> 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?

not sure what is being asked here

Scott

> 
> Regards,
> -sm
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