Network Working Group J. Lowe
Request for Comments: 1822
Category: Informational August 1995
A Grant of Rights to Use a Specific IBM patent with Photuris
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo
does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of
this memo is unlimited.
This RFC is NOT a standard. It is an official public record of a
grant by IBM Corporation for the use of a specific IBM patent in
conjunction with the Photuris key management protocol.
This Request for Comments records a grant by IBM Corporation to
permit the conditional free use of one of its patents. This grant is
made to help facilitate adoption of the Internet Key Management
Protocol contribution IBM has offered to the IETF. It should be noted
that the confirmatory license mentioned is optional. The grant is
made in this RFC and parties have it even if they do not request a
confirmation from IBM.
A Grant of Rights to Use IBM US Patent 5,148,479
IBM hereby covenants that it will not assert its US Patent 5,148,479
or its non-US counterparts against any party that implements Photuris
or any derivative that includes IBM's IKMP contribution, and operates
in compliance with Photuris or such derivative, when Photuris or such
derivative is employed in connection with any Internet Protocol.
This grant of rights will terminate with respect to any party that
asserts a patent it owns, directly or indirectly, against IBM for
IBM's implementation of and operation in compliance with Photuris or
any derivative, as defined above. The termination will occur as of
the date the patent is asserted against IBM.