Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of WgIprDiscussions


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12/07/16 20:48:43 (4 years ago)
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  • WgIprDiscussions

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    55The purpose of IPR disclosures is to allow working groups to make informed decisions about affected work. The working groups and their participants are empowered to make document adoption and other decisions using all available information, including their understanding of the IPR situation. [http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3979#section-8 Section 8] of RFC 3979 (BCP 79), "Evaluating Alternative Technologies in IETF Working Groups”, has guidance that may be useful for the working group. IntellectualProperty offers additional guidance on IPR disclosures, themselves.
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    7 Working groups are allowed and encouraged to discuss how to proceed with drafts that have IPR disclosures. But working groups should not discuss validity of a disclosure, nor should they attempt to negotiate the licensing terms. Individuals may apply their own personal judgement.
     7Working groups are allowed and encouraged to discuss how to proceed with drafts that have IPR disclosures. While individuals can and will form their own opinions, working groups should not discuss the validity or applicability of the disclosed IPR, nor should they attempt to negotiate licensing terms.
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    9 Working group chairs can, if they consider it useful, ask for clarification of a disclosure to help participants inform their opinions. For example, a disclosure might be incomplete, or a very old disclosure might reference an unpublished patent application that may have become public in the interim.
     9Working group chairs can, if they consider it useful, ask for clarification of a disclosure to help participants inform their opinions. For example, a disclosure might be incomplete, or a very old disclosure might reference an unpublished patent application that may have become public in the interim. However, the discloser of the IPR is not obligated to respond.
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    1111There are a few actions that chairs and shepherds can take to help working groups make informed decisions and to help the community and the IESG understand those decisions. For example: