IPR Details
Compandent, Inc.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-demjanenko-payload-melpe-00 and https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-demjanenko-payload-melpe/

Submitted: July 9, 2014 under the rules in RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879

Note: Updates to IPR disclosures must only be made by authorized representatives of the original submitters. Updates will automatically be forwarded to the current Patent Holder's Contact and to the Submitter of the original IPR disclosure.

I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")

Holder legal name
Compandent, Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application

Holder contact name
Dr. Oded Gottesman
Holder contact email
MELPeInfo@compandent.com
Holder contact info

CTO
26666 Birch Hill Way
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 USA
T: +1 (650) 241-9231
F: +1 (425) 790-0949

III. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal Belief Triggered this Disclosure

Name
Victor Demjanenko
Email
victor.demjanenko@vocal.com
Other info

VOCAL Technologies, Ltd.
520 Lee Entrance, Suite 202
Buffalo, NY 14228 USA
T: +1 716 688 4675

IV. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates

Internet-Draft
draft-demjanenko-payload-melpe ("RTP Payload Format for MELPe Codec")
Revisions: 00
Designations for Other Contributions
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-demjanenko-payload-melpe/

V. Disclosure of Patent Information i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879

A. For granted patents or published pending patent applications, please provide the following information:

Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s)

Copyright registration for contributions to the following MELPe standard's reference implementation files:
Registration No. (MELPe filename )
TX0006703781 (postfilt.asm)
TX0006845325 ( lpc_lib.asm)
TX0006845769 (sc1200.inc)
TX0007416096 (dsp_sub.asm)
TX0006845690 (support.asm)
TX0006845330 (math_lib.asm)
TX0006845691 (pitch.asm)
TX0007161045 (postfilt.c)
TX0007161044 (lpc_lib.c)
Date: 2008 - 2010
Country: USA

Notes: Compandent Inc. participated in the development and implementation of the MELPe vocoder standard under contract with NSA/DoD. Compandent contributed to the MELPe standard reference implementation, such code also appears in the standard's Annex. Compandent also owns registered copyrights in portions of the NATO STANAG 4591 MELPe standard reference implementation.

In addition, in my opinion it would be very beneficial and safer to the IETF members and users to be aware of the facts above, when implementing MELPe based communications system using the payload described in the draft. Therefore I believe it would be professional and appropriate for IETF to eliminate any potential ambiguity, and to include our company Compandent among the companies listed in the abstract of the IETF draft and documents related to MELPe. For example in "draft-demjanenko-payload-melpe-00" and its potential subsequent documents.

Compandent charges royalties for selling and using its IPR in MELPe. The royalties for the copyrights are waived for uses by (1) the U.S. government, (2) NATO and Partnership for Peace governments, or (3) their vendors in connection with the use, sale or delivery of MELPe products to these
governments/agencies.

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending
No

VI. Licensing Declaration

The Patent Holder states that its position with respect to licensing any patent claims contained in the patent(s) or patent application(s) disclosed above that would necessarily be infringed by implementation of the technology required by the relevant IETF specification ("Necessary Patent Claims"), for the purpose of implementing such specification, is as follows(select one licensing declaration option only):

Possible licencing choices a), b), and c) when Licencing Declaration to be Provided Later:
  • a) No License Required for Implementers
  • b) Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers
  • c) Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers with Possible Royalty/Fee

Licensing
Licensing Declaration to be Provided Later (implies a willingness to commit to the provisions of a), b), or c) above)
Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

(No information submitted)

Note: The individual submitting this template represents and warrants that he or she is authorized by the Patent Holder to agree to the above-selected licensing declaration.

VII. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

Submitter name
Dr. Oded Gottesman
Submitter email
MELPeInfo@compandent.com

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