IPR Details
Verisign Inc.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-ietf-dane-smime-07

Submitted: October 27, 2014 under the rules in RFC 3979 as updated by RFC 4879

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

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Holder legal name Verisign Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for Licence Application

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Holder contact name Paul Livesay
Holder contact email plivesay@verisign.com
Holder contact info

VP and Counsel
Global Law
12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA 20190
T: +1 (703) 948-4245

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

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Name Eric Osterweil
Email eosterweil@verisign.com
Other info

Principle Engineer
CTO Staff
12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA 20190
T: +1 (703) 948-4271

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

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Internet-Draft: draft-ietf-dane-smime ("Using Secure DNS to Associate Certificates with Domain Names for S/MIME")
Revisions: 07

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:

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

US Patent Application Publication No. 20140282847
Date: Filed 11-27-2013
Country: USA

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

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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):

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  • 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
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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

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VII. Contact Information of Submitter of this Form

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Submitter name Matthew Ward
Submitter email mward@verisign.com

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