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Cisco's Statement about IPR Claimed in draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure

IETF is utterly diseased.  Cisco can't help it -- this is a US
business model.

Patenting security.

Feel free to give Robert at Cisco a call.

I wonder if he knows about the song yet.


Title: Cisco's Statement about IPR Claimed in draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure
Received: April 26, 2004
From: Robert Barr <rbarr_(_at_)_cisco_(_dot_)_com>

Cisco is the owner of one or more pending patent applications relating to
the subject matter of "Transmission Control Protocol security
considerations" <draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure-00.txt>. If technology in this
document is included in a standard adopted by IETF and any claims of any
Cisco patents are necessary for practicing the standard, any party will be
able to obtain a license from Cisco to use any such patent claims under
reasonable, non-discriminatory terms, with reciprocity, to implement and
fully comply with the standard.

For information contact:

Robert Barr
Worldwide Patent Counsel
Cisco Systems


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