Compandent, Inc.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-demjanenko-payload-melpe-00 and https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-demjanenko-payload-melpe/
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I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
|Holder legal name||Compandent, Inc.|
II. Patent Holder's Contact for Licence Application
|Holder contact name||Dr. Oded Gottesman|
|Holder contact email||MELPeInfo@compandent.com|
|Holder contact info||
III. Contact Information for the IETF Participant Whose Personal Belief Triggered this Disclosure
VOCAL Technologies, Ltd.
IV. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates
draft-demjanenko-payload-melpe ("RTP Payload Format for MELPe Codec")
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:
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
B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?: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):
- 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)
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VII. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form
|Submitter name||Dr. Oded Gottesman|
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