BCP 79

RFC 8179

Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology, May 2017

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8179.txt
File formats:
Plain TextPDF
Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Obsoletes:
RFC 3979, RFC 4879
Updates:
RFC 2026
Authors:
S. Bradner
J. Contreras
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8179

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Abstract

The IETF policies about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), such as patent rights, relative to technologies developed in the IETF are designed to ensure that IETF working groups and participants have as much information as possible about any IPR constraints on a technical proposal as early as possible in the development process. The policies are intended to benefit the Internet community and the public at large, while respecting the legitimate rights of IPR holders. This document sets out the IETF policies concerning IPR related to technology worked on within the IETF. It also describes the objectives that the policies are designed to meet. This document updates RFC 2026 and, with RFC 5378, replaces Section 10 of RFC 2026. This document also obsoletes RFCs 3979 and 4879.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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