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RFC 6701 on Sanctions Available for Application to Violators of IETF IPR Policy



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        RFC 6701

        Title:      Sanctions Available for Application to 
                    Violators of IETF IPR Policy 
        Author:     A. Farrel, P. Resnick
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2012
        Mailbox:    adrian@olddog.co.uk, 
                    presnick@qualcomm.com
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 25078
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-farrresnickel-ipr-sanctions-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6701.txt

The IETF has developed and documented policies that govern the
behavior of all IETF participants with respect to Intellectual
Property Rights (IPR) about which they might reasonably be aware.

The IETF takes conformance to these IPR policies very seriously.
However, there has been some ambiguity as to what the appropriate
sanctions are for the violation of these policies, and how and by
whom those sanctions are to be applied.

This document discusses these issues and provides a suite of
potential actions that can be taken within the IETF community in
cases related to patents.  This document is not an Internet Standards 
Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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