IPR Details
Houston Associates Inc.'s statement about IPR claimed in draft-silverman-tsvwg-mlefphb-03.txt

Submitted: October 20, 2005 under the rules in RFC 3979

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 Houston Associates Inc.

II. Patent Holder's Contact for Licence Application

Holder contact name Tom Decot
Holder contact email tdecot@hai.com
Holder contact info

Senior Vice President
4601 N. Fairfax Drive Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
T: 703 284-4807

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

Name Steve Silverman
Email steves@shentel.net
Other info

694 Harmony Orchard Rd.
Front Royal, VA 22630
T: 540 631-0711

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

Internet-Draft: draft-silverman-tsvwg-mlefphb ("Multi-Level Expedited Forwarding Per Hop Behavior (MLEF PHB)")
Revisions: 03

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

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

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

Country: USA

Notes: Same document has also been submitted to IEPREP but was then moved to TSVWG.
It has been discussed in both WGs.

B. Does this disclosure relate to an unpublished pending patent application?:

Has patent pending Yes

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 licensing choices a), b), and c) when Licensing 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

I am no longer an employee of HAI but still consult to them. I believe they
will agree with reasonable terms of use. This technology was developed
with Air Force funding and may be used by the U.S. govt. with no additional

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
Submitter email

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