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IETF Guidelines for Working Groups on Intellectual Property Issues


IPR Working Group S. Brim Internet-Draft Cisco Systems, Inc. Expires: October 21, 2003 April 22, 2003

Guidelines for Working Groups on Intellectual Property Issues draft-ietf-ipr-wg-guidelines-03

Status of this Memo

This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with all provisions of Section 10 of RFC2026.

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This memo lays out a conceptual framework and rules of thumb useful for working groups dealing with IPR issues. It documents specific examples of how IPR issues have been dealt with in the IETF.