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Fw: Nortel Networks Statement on IPR claimed in draft-ietf-ccamp-loose-path-reopt-00.txt
Please see below a response from the Counsel for Nortel Networks with
regard to my enquiry about their IPR disclosure for
The working group must now decide whether it wishes to pursue the
techniques described in the I-D notwithstanding the IPR claim, or whether
it should seek out an alternative technology.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michelle Lee" <email@example.com>
To: "Adrian Farrel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "'Kireeti Kompella'" <email@example.com>; "Richard Weiss"
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 5:54 PM
Subject: RE: Nortel Networks Statement on IPR claimed in
> Dear Mr. Farrel,
> Thank you for your email.
> Unfortunately, I am not in a position to answer these questions
> specifically, especially since they would require my providing
> and/or confidential information. We believe, however, our intentions are
> clearly set forth in and by our conforming disclosure and declaration
> statement to IETF with respect to IETF Internet Draft
> draft-ietf-ccamp-loose-path-reopt-00.txt, and that experts in the area
> probably better determine relevance of the identified patent therein.
> Kind Regards,
> Michelle Lee
> Counsel, IP Law
> Nortel Networks
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adrian Farrel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 4:32 PM
> To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: 'Kireeti Kompella'; email@example.com
> Subject: Nortel Networks Statement on IPR claimed in
> Dear Richard and Michelle,
> Thank you for submitting your Patent Disclosure
> with respect to IETF Internet Draft
> I would be grateful if you could clarify two points to help me
> this discolsure further.
> 1. The disclosure states that:
> Nortel Networks U.S. Patent No. 6,560,654 entitled "Apparatus and
> method of maintaining timely topology data within a link state
> network" may contain claims that may be necessary for practicing a
> resulting IETF Standard based on this Internet Draft.
> Could you provide more detail about what aspects of
> draft-ietf-ccamp-loose-path-reopt-00.txt you believe may be impacted
> this disclosure?
> 2. Can you clarify whether the "fair, reasonable, reciprocal, and
> non-discriminatory terms" referenced in the disclosure include the
> intention, in the event that the referenced draft becomes an Internet
> Standard, not to assert the patent except that some party asserts a
> patent it owns or controls against Nortel?
> By way of an example of wording that covers this intention, can I
> your attention to a completely unrelated IPR disclosure at
> Thank you for any clarification you are able to offer.
> Please note that I am copying this email to Kireeti Kompella who
> the IETF's CCAMP working group with me. The CCAMP working group
> the Internet-Draft in question
> and so I am also copying this email to the CCAMP mailing list.
> Best regards,
> Adrian Farrel
> Adrian Farrel
> Old Dog Consulting
> Phone: +44 (0) 1978-860944
> Fax: +44 (0) 870-130-5411
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