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These pages provide a mechanism for filing Disclosures about intellectual property rights (IPR) and for finding out what IPR Disclosures have been filed. The IETF intellectual property rights rules are defined in RFC 3979 (updated by RFC 4879). The procedures for how the IETF handles subpoenas can be found on the IETF Administration LLC webpages.
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