IBM Corporation's Statement about IPR related to draft-zauner-tls-aes-ocb
I. Patent Holder/Applicant ("Patent Holder")
- Holder legal name
- IBM Corporation
II. Patent Holder's Contact for License Application
- Holder contact name
- Marcia Courtemanche
- Holder contact email
- Holder contact info
1 North Castle Drive
Armonk, NY 10504
III. IETF Document or Other Contribution to Which this IPR Disclosure Relates
draft-zauner-tls-aes-ocb ("AES-OCB (Offset Codebook Mode) Ciphersuites for Transport Layer Security (TLS)")
IV. Disclosure of Patent Information i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879
- Patent, Serial, Publication, Registration, or Application/File number(s)
Encryption Schemes with almost free integrity awareness
US Patent No. 7,093, 126 (Issued Aug 15, 2006) [Filed April 14, 2000]
Symmetric Key Authenticated Encryption Schemes
US Patent No. 6,963, 976 (Nov 8, 2005) [Filed Nov 3, 2000]
B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:
- Has patent pending
V. Licensing Declaration
- See Text Below for Licensing Declaration
- Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information
The IETF Transport Layer Security (“TLS”) 1.3 Specification, involving cryptography, is significant for the industry. As IETF considers the next version(s) of the standard, IBM hereby discloses two patented inventions that would greatly improve TLS in multiple ways. These inventions should contribute significantly to internet security.
IBM encourages broad adoption and high performance of the Covered Specifications. Therefore, in that, historically, beneficial patented technologies (of others) have been excluded or deleted from IETF standards when royalties are involved, IBM irrevocably covenants, to you, subject to conditions outlined below, that it will not assert any of the identified patents, to the extent they include Necessary Claims, against you for your making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations. However, this covenant will become void, and IBM reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against you, if you (or anyone acting in concert with you or on your behalf) assert any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of IBM. This covenant is available to everyone directly from IBM, and, to the extent permitted by law, does not flow from you to your suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. So, if your supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, IBM reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for you.
By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to the Specifications listed below, IBM agrees to no other obligations or representations.
IETF TLS SPECIFICATIONS AND DERIVATIVE APPLICATIONS – ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE IETF APPROVED VERSIONS
"Necessary Claims" are those claims of the patents listed below that cannot be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a Covered Specification that must be implemented to comply with such Specification. If the Specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.
"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are for inclusion in a fully compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to IBM (or you) includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with IBM (or you), based on majority control.
VI. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form
- Submitter name
- Marcia Courtemanche
- Submitter email