Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

The IRTF follows the IETF Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) disclosure rules. This is a summary of these rules as they relate to IRTF research group discussions, mailing lists and Internet Drafts:

The IRTF expects that you file IPR disclosures in a timely manner, i.e., in a period measured in days or weeks, not months. The IRTF prefers that the most liberal licensing terms possible are available for IRTF Stream documents, see RFC 5743. You may file an IPR disclosure here:

See RFC 3979 (BCP 79) for definitions of ”IPR” and “contribution” and for the detailed rules (substituting ”IRTF” for ”IETF”).