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RFC 1988

    Conditional Grant of Rights to Specific Hewlett-Packard Patents
       In Conjunction With the Internet Engineering Task Force's
             Internet-Standard Network Management Framework


   This grant is made to help facilitate inclusion of certain patented
   search address technology covering network device mapping in IETF
   standards-track Management Information Base (MIB) modules.  HP is
   offering this search address technology to the IETF as a technique
   for mapping network devices.  It should be noted that the
   confirmatory license mentioned is optional, since the grant of rights
   is automatic.

A Grant of Rights to Hewlett-Packard US Patents 5,293,635 and 5,421,024

   HP hereby covenants that it will not assert any claims in US Patents
   5,293,635, 5,421,024, any continuations, divisions, or
   continuations-in-part of either, or any non-US counterparts of any of
   the foregoing against any party that makes, uses, sells, imports, or
   offers for sale, an implementation of an IETF standards-track MIB
   module that includes HP's contributed search address technology, or
   any derivative of that contribution, provided that the MIB module is
   employed to implement the Internet-standard network management
   framework.  Such grant of rights is limited in that it does not
   include a right to incorporate such HP search address technology into

McAnally, Gilbert & Flick    Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 1988 Search Address Patent Use August 1996 proprietary MIB modules. This grant of rights will permanently terminate with respect to any party (and to any subsidiary of a party) that asserts a patent it owns or controls, either directly or indirectly, against HP or any of its subsidiaries for implementation of, or operation of any system utilizing, search address technology. The termination of rights will occur as of the date the patent is asserted against HP. A written confirmation of this grant, and/or a license under any other HP patent under HP's then-current terms, conditions, and royalty rates, can be obtained by sending a request to: Patent Counsel Hewlett-Packard Company 3000 Hanover Street Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA Security Considerations Security issues are not discussed in this memo. Authors' Addresses Gary McAnally Hewlett-Packard Company 8000 Foothills Blvd. Roseville, CA 95747 USA

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