OASIS UDDI Specification TC
This intellectual property disclosure is based upon the personal knowledge of the individual(s) involved with the UDDI Technical Committee on behalf of Oracle and does not represent the results of an Oracle patent portfolio search.
At this time, Oracle believes the following published patent application contains one or more claims which, if allowed and issued, may be essential to implement versions 1, 2, and 3 of the UDDI specification.
ORACLE US Patent Application
"System for Dynamically Invoking Remote Network Services Using Service Descriptions Stored in a Service Registry"
US Patent Office Application Number: 10/120,175
Publication Date: August 29, 2002
Oracle will, upon written request, provide a nonexclusive, royalty free patent license, with other reasonable terms and conditions for patents issued to Oracle which contain claims essential to implement versions 1, 2, or 3 of the UDDI specification, and for which Oracle is able to provide patent licenses (including patents issuing on the above published patent application), for implementing versions 1, 2, and 3 of the UDDI specification. Such a license may be contingent on receiving a royalty-free license to all claims that the licensee has or acquires in the future and are essential to implementing any or all of versions 1, 2, and 3 of the UDDI specification.
Any party wishing to request an Oracle patent license, in support of versions 1, 2, and 3 of the UDDI
specification should write to:
500 Oracle Parkway, M/S 5OP7
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Attn: Patent Licensing
Submitted by Alok Srivastava Alok.Z.Srivastava@oracle.com,
Oracle Corporation, 18 June 2003
IBM, as an OASIS UDDI (Universal Description and Discovery Integration) specification development participant, supports a full disclosure policy for essential published patent applications and issued patents, and an acknowledgement policy for potentially essential unpublished patent applications.
IBM intellectual property disclosures are based upon the working knowledge of those individuals involved with the respective Technical Committee and do not represent the results of an IBM patent portfolio search.
At this time, IBM believes the following published patent application contains one or more claims which, if allowed and issued, may be essential to compliant implementations of the UDDI Version 3 specification, published July, 2002.
IBM US Patent Application
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING CATEGORIZATION OF SERVICES USING CONICAL SERVICE DESCRIPTION TEST US Patent Office Application Number: 09/753964 Publication Date: July 4, 2002
Authors: Graham, Burbeck, Hondo, Casler, Bouliez
IBM believes it has two unpublished patent applications, containing one or more claims which, if allowed and issued, are potentially essential to compliant implementations of UDDI Version 3. IBM is unable to provide more specific information regarding these unpublished patent applications, until such time as the applications are published or the patents are issued. (When and if the unpublished patent applications become published, IBM will be able to provide this documentation to the OASIS Technical Committee.)
IBM will, upon written request, provide a nonexclusive, royalty free patent license, with other reasonable terms and conditions for patents issued to IBM which contain claims essential to implementations of UDDI version 1, 2, or 3 specifications, and for which IBM is able to provide patent licenses (including patents issuing on the published and unpublished patent applications disclosed above), for implementing the UDDI Versions 1, 2, and 3 specification. Should those requesting a patent license also have essential claims to the OASIS UDDI specifications, IBM will grant the patent license provided that the recipient, in return, will grant IBM a reciprocal license to their essential claim(s).
Any party wishing to request an IBM patent license, in support of the UDDI Version 1,2,3 specification,
Should write to: IBM Director of Intellectual Property & Licensing IBM Corporation
North Castle Drive, Armonk, N.Y., 10504
Or fax to: IBM Director of Intellectual Property & Licensing
This is a response to questions that have been raised in recent OASIS UDDI Member Section Steering Committee meetings concerning Sun Microsystems' current "intentions" with respect to several pending patent applications that were identified more than two years ago as possibly relevant to UDDI v. 1 when it was under consideration by the UDDI organization.
We are not now aware that any of these applications, if issued, would contain claims which would necessarily be infringed by implementations of the UDDI v. 2 Specification. Nevertheless, Sun wishes to make clear that if and when it is determined that Sun does own claims which would necessarily be infringed by any such implementation ("Necessary Claims"), regardless of the relationship between those claims and the applications mentioned above, then any party will be able to obtain from Sun a royalty-free license covering its Necessary Claims for the creation, use and distribution of compliant implementations of the the UDDI v. 2 Specification as finally approved by OASIS. This license would be subject to the condition that the licensee agree to grant reciprocal royalty-free licenses under its Necessary Claims to Sun and any other creator, user or distributor of compliant implementations of the Specification.
Submitted 31 January 2003 by Fred Federlein, Market Development Manager, Sun Microsystems, Inc. email@example.com
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The UDDI Ver. 1.0 specification and implementations thereof have been alleged to infringe U.S. Patent 5,799,151 in Steven M. Hoffer v. Microsoft Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, and Ariba, Inc. and Does 1 through 20 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, No. C 01-20731 JW). Those seeking additional information are referred to the papers filed by the parties in the District Court.