IPR Details
VeriSign, Inc.'s Statement about IPR related to draft-ietf-dnsop-qname-minimisation, RFC 7816, and draft-ietf-dnsop-rfc7816bis

Submitted: May 7, 2021 under the rules in RFC 8179

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.

Updates

Updated by
Updates

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

Previous (#2542)This (#4851)
Verisign Inc. Holder legal name VeriSign, Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for Licence Application

Previous (#2542)This (#4851)
Paul Livesay Holder contact name VeriSign, Inc., Law Department
plivesay@verisign.com Holder contact email Licensing@verisign.com

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

Holder contact info

VeriSign, Inc.
Law Department
12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA 20190
T: +1 (703) 948-3200

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

Previous (#2542)This (#4851)
Danny McPherson Name Danny McPherson
dmcpherson@verisign.com Email dmcpherson@verisign.com

Chief Security Officer
Office of the CSO
12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA 20190
T: +1 (703) 948-4516

Other info

VeriSign, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Chief Security Officer
12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA 20190
T: +1 (703) 948-4516

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

Previous (#2542)This (#4851)
Internet-Draft: draft-ietf-dnsop-qname-minimisation ("DNS Query Name Minimisation to Improve Privacy") Internet-Draft: draft-ietf-dnsop-qname-minimisation ("DNS Query Name Minimisation to Improve Privacy") RFC: RFC7816 ("DNS Query Name Minimisation to Improve Privacy") Internet-Draft: draft-ietf-dnsop-rfc7816bis ("DNS Query Name Minimisation to Improve Privacy")

V. Disclosure of Patent Information i.e., patents or patent applications required to be disclosed by RFC 8179

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

Previous (#2542)This (#4851)

US Patent 8,880,686 Issued on Nov. 4, 2014

European Patent Office Application EP2611116, Filed on Dec. 28, 2012

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

Number: US13/340895, US14/531424, EP12199642
Inventor: Danny McPherson, Eric Osterweil
Title: Providing Privacy Enhanced Resolution System in the Domain Name System
Date: 2011-12-30
Notes: Notes: US13/340895 issued as US8880686 B2 on Nov. 4, 2014
US14/531424 issued as US9342698 B2 on May 17, 2016
EP12199642.5 issued as EP2611116 B1 on Feb. 18, 2015

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

Previous (#2542)This (#4851)
No 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):

Previous (#2542)This (#4851)
Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers Licensing Royalty-Free, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory License to All Implementers

Verisign is owner of US Patent No. 8,880,686 (and any foreign counterparts thereto) relating to the subject matter of Internet Draft "draft-ietf-dnsop-qname-minimisation-00" and any successive versions deriving therefrom (collectively, the “I-D”).

In furtherance of IETF standardization, it is Verisign's business practice to make licenses to its patents available on reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms and conditions.

Standards Development Grant.
------------------------------------------------------
Accordingly, Verisign grants to any party, during the pendency of the foregoing I-D, a world-wide, non-exclusive, no-charge license under said patent to make, use and import products and/or services that implement such I-D for the purposes of facilitating the standardization of such I-D.

Grant on Standardization.
------------------------------------------------------
In the event the technology in such I-D is included in a standard adopted by the IETF such that one or more claims of said patent would necessarily be infringed due to requirements for practicing the normative portion(s) of such standard (each an “Essential Claim”), Verisign hereby grants to any party a perpetual, world-wide, non-exclusive, no-charge, irrevocable (except as provided below) license under the Essential Claim(s) to make, use, sell, offer for sale and import products and/or services that implement the standard;

provided, (A) any party creating such products or services shall include therein an attribution notice as set forth below, and

further provided, (B) Verisign retains the right to:

(i) terminate the above license and assert its patents (including Essential Claims) against any party that institutes or agrees to institute patent litigation (including cross-claims or counterclaims in a lawsuit), either directly or indirectly, against Verisign or any of its affiliates,

(ii) assert its patents (including Essential Claims) relating to any products or services that are not fully compliant with the subject standard, and

(iii) exclusive of the Essential Claims, assert its other patents and claims with respect to any products, services, or portions thereof, not required for compliance with the standard.

Attribution Notice:
-----------------------------------
“This product is licensed under US Patent No. 8,880,686 by Verisign, Inc. in furtherance of IETF standardization. For more information, visit www.verisigninc.com/Declarations.”

Licensing information, comments, notes, or URL for further information

Verisign is owner of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,880,686 and 9,342,698 and EP Patent No. EP 2 611 116 relating to the subject matter of Internet Draft ["draft-ietf-dnsop-rfc7816bis"] [“draft-ietf-dnsop-qname-minimisation”] and any successive versions deriving therefrom (collectively, the “I-D”).

In furtherance of IETF standardization, it is Verisign's business practice to make licenses to its patents available on reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms and conditions.

Standards Development Grant.
------------------------------------------------------
Accordingly, Verisign grants to any party, during the pendency of the foregoing I-D, a world-wide, non-exclusive, no-charge license under said patent to make, use and import products and/or services that implement such I-D for the purposes of facilitating the standardization of such I-D.

Grant on Standardization.
------------------------------------------------------
In the event the technology in such I-D is included in a standard adopted by the IETF such that one or more claims of said patent would necessarily be infringed due to requirements for practicing the normative portion(s) of such standard (each an “Essential Claim”), Verisign hereby grants to any party a perpetual, world-wide, non-exclusive, no-charge, irrevocable (except as provided below) license under the Essential Claim(s) to make, use, sell, offer for sale and import products and/or services that implement the standard;

provided, (A) any such party making, using, selling, offering for sale, and/or importing such products or services, shall include therein, or shall ensure that such has been included therein, an attribution notice as set forth below, and further provided, (B) Verisign retains the right to:

(i) terminate the above license and assert its patents (including Essential Claims) against any party that institutes or agrees to institute patent litigation (including cross-claims or counterclaims in a lawsuit), either directly or indirectly, against Verisign or any of its affiliates,

(ii) assert its patents (including Essential Claims) relating to any products or services that are not fully compliant with the subject standard, and

(iii) exclusive of the Essential Claims, assert its other patents and claims with respect to any products, services, or portions thereof, not required for compliance with the standard.

Attribution Notice:
-----------------------------------
“This product is licensed under certain patents owned by VeriSign, Inc. in furtherance of IETF standardization. For more information, visit www.verisign.com/Declarations.”

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

Previous (#2542)This (#4851)
Matthew Ward Submitter name Scott Hollenbeck
mward@verisign.com Submitter email shollenbeck@verisign.com

Only those sections of the relevant entry form where the submitter provided information are displayed.