OASIS Patent Disclosure
Subject: OASIS Patent Disclosure - ebXML CollaborationProtocol Profiles and Agreements From: "Karl F. Best" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 08:45:44 -0500
FYI: IBM has submitted to OASIS the following statement regarding intellectual property rights associated with the CPP and CPA specifications. I will have this statement placed on the TC's web site.
</karl> Karl F. Best OASIS - Director, Technical Operations +1 978.667.5115 x206 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.oasis-open.org
From: Chuck AdamsJr [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 4:33 PM To: Karl F. Best Cc: Gerald Lane; George Tacticos; Michael Weiner; Robert S Sutor; Steve Holbrook; Gail H Zarick; Martin W Sachs; Asit Dan; Heiko Ludwig; Kevin M Jordan; Marcia Courtemanche; Medha Sawant; Gerald Lane; George Tacticos Subject: OASIS Patent Disclosure - ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profiles and Agreements
Karl, IBM would like to submit the following intellectual property disclosure to OASIS, in support of the ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profiles (CPP's) and Collaboration Protocol Agreements (CPA's) Technical Committees. We hope this satisfies the requirements of the OASIS organization. Please contact me should you have any questions.
The disclosure submission identifies one unpublished patent application and one issued patent.
IBM Intellectual Property Disclosure for OASIS - March 27, 2002
IBM pursues a full disclosure policy, regarding published patent applications and issued patents, in accordance with OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) intellectual property policies, when participating in OASIS specifications developing activities. IBM is unable to provide specific information regarding unpublished patent applications, until such time as the applications are published or the patents are issued.
IBM intellectual property disclosures are based upon the working knowledge of those individuals involved with the respective Technical Committee and do not represent the results of an IBM patent portfolio search.
IBM believes it may have the following patent which relates to or is essential to compliant implementations of OASIS ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profiles (CPP's) and Collaboration Protocol Agreements (CPA's) specifications.
IBM US Patent 6,148,290 (Service Contract for ManagingService Systems, issued November, 2000, to Asit Dan & Francis Parr)
In support of OASIS intellectual property rights procedures, IBM is willing to offer non-exclusive licenses in support of claims associated with the above patent, upon written request from implementers of OASIS ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profiles (CPP's) and Collaboration Protocol Agreements (CPA's) specifications, under reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions, in accordance with IBM's usual licensing practices, when there is a necessary dependence upon IBM patent claims to implement the above specifications.
IBM also believes it has an unpublished patent application which may relate to the OASIS ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profiles (CPP's) and Collaboration Protocol Agreements (CPA's) specifications under development. IBM is unable to provide more specific information regarding this unpublished patent application, until such time as the application is published or the patent is issued.
Should this patent application be issued as a patent, and this patent is identified as essential to the compliant implementation of the OASIS ebXML specifications, IBM, in support of OASIS intellectual property rights procedures, is willing to offer nonexclusive licenses under the issued patent, upon written request from the implementers. These licenses will be provided under reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions, in accordance with IBM's then current licensing practices. (When and if the unpublished patent application becomes published, IBM will be able to provide this documentation to the OASIS Technical Committee.)
Any party wishing to request or inquire about a patent license, in support of an OASIS specification, should write to:
IBM Director of Licensing
North Castle Drive, Armonk, N.Y., 10504
Program Director of Standards
Intellectual Property & Licensing
North Castle Drive, Armonk, New York, 10504