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Requirements Management and Definition 1.0 Specification Patent Non-Assert Covenants

Contributions to open-services.net are made under the following Terms of Use. As described in the terms, each contributor to a Specification makes a Patent Non-Assert Covenant. The Covenants for the Requirements Management and Definition 1.0 Specification are documented below.

Accenture

Contributor ("Accenture") wants to encourage broad adoption of this specification ("Covered Specification"). Therefore, Contributor irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims1 against any party ("User") for making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations2. However, this covenant will become void, and Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against User, if User (or anyone acting in concert with such party) asserts any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of Contributor or of any third party. This covenant is available to everyone directly from Contributor, and does not flow from User to User's suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. Therefore, if User's supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for User.

By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to Covered Specification, Contributor does not represent that it holds any or all Necessary Claims regarding Covered Specification.

Any agreement in which Contributor transfers a Necessary Claim (or patent or patent application that includes it) will state that those who later get rights to the Necessary Claim are bound by Contributor's commitments under this covenant or the Contributor will retain the right to grant such rights to future implementers in order to fulfill Contributor's commitments under this covenant.

Definitions:

1"Necessary Claims" are those patent claims that can not be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a specification that must be implemented to comply with such specification. If the specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.

2"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are included in a compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to User includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with User, based on majority control.

Citigroup

Contributor ("Citigroup") wants to encourage broad adoption of this specification ("Covered Specification"). Therefore, Contributor irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims1 against any party ("User") for making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations2. However, this covenant will become void, and Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against User, if User (or anyone acting in concert with such party) asserts any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of Contributor or of any third party. This covenant is available to everyone directly from Contributor, and does not flow from User to User's suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. Therefore, if User's supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for User.

By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to Covered Specification, Contributor does not represent that it holds any or all Necessary Claims regarding Covered Specification.

Any agreement in which Contributor transfers a Necessary Claim (or patent or patent application that includes it) will state that those who later get rights to the Necessary Claim are bound by Contributor's commitments under this covenant or the Contributor will retain the right to grant such rights to future implementers in order to fulfill Contributor's commitments under this covenant.

Definitions:

1"Necessary Claims" are those patent claims that can not be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a specification that must be implemented to comply with such specification. If the specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.

2"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are included in a compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to User includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with User, based on majority control.

EADS UK Ltd.

Contributor (“EADS UK Ltd.”) wants to encourage broad adoption of this specification (“Covered Specification”). Therefore, Contributor irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims1 against any party (“User”) for making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations2. However, this covenant will become void, and Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against User, if User (or anyone acting in concert with such party) asserts any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of Contributor or of any third party. This covenant is available to everyone directly from Contributor, and does not flow from User to User’s suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. Therefore, if User’s supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for User.

By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to Covered Specification, Contributor does not represent that it holds any or all Necessary Claims regarding Covered Specification.

Any agreement in which Contributor transfers a Necessary Claim (or patent or patent application that includes it) will state that those who later get rights to the Necessary Claim are bound by Contributor’s commitments under this covenant or the Contributor will retain the right to grant such rights to future implementers in order to fulfill Contributor’s commitments under this covenant.

Definitions:

1"Necessary Claims" are those patent claims that can not be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a specification that must be implemented to comply with such specification. If the specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.

2"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are included in a compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to User includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with User, based on majority control.

integrate systems engineering ltd.

Contributor ("Integrate Systems Engineering Ltd") wants to encourage broad adoption of this specification ("Covered Specification"). Therefore, Contributor irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims1 against any party ("User") for making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations2. However, this covenant will become void, and Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against User, if User (or anyone acting in concert with such party) asserts any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of Contributor or of any third party. This covenant is available to everyone directly from Contributor, and does not flow from User to User's suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. Therefore, if User's supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for User.

By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to Covered Specification, Contributor does not represent that it holds any or all Necessary Claims regarding Covered Specification.

Any agreement in which Contributor transfers a Necessary Claim (or patent or patent application that includes it) will state that those who later get rights to the Necessary Claim are bound by Contributor's commitments under this covenant or the Contributor will retain the right to grant such rights to future implementers in order to fulfill Contributor's commitments under this covenant.

Definitions:

1"Necessary Claims" are those patent claims that can not be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a specification that must be implemented to comply with such specification. If the specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.

2"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are included in a compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to User includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with User, based on majority control.

IBM

Contributor (“International Business Machines Corporation”) wants to encourage broad adoption of this specification (“Covered Specification”). Therefore, Contributor irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims1 against any party (“User”) for making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations2. However, this covenant will become void, and Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against User, if User (or anyone acting in concert with such party) asserts any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of Contributor or of any third party. This covenant is available to everyone directly from Contributor, and does not flow from User to User’s suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. Therefore, if User’s supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for User.

By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to Covered Specification, Contributor does not represent that it holds any or all Necessary Claims regarding Covered Specification.

Any agreement in which Contributor transfers a Necessary Claim (or patent or patent application that includes it) will state that those who later get rights to the Necessary Claim are bound by Contributor’s commitments under this covenant or the Contributor will retain the right to grant such rights to future implementers in order to fulfill Contributor’s commitments under this covenant.

Definitions:

1"Necessary Claims" are those patent claims that can not be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a specification that must be implemented to comply with such specification. If the specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.

2"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are included in a compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to User includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with User, based on majority control.

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Contributor ("Northrop Grumman Corporation") wants to encourage broad adoption of this specification ("Covered Specification"). Therefore, Contributor irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims(1) against any party ("User") for making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations(2). However, this covenant will become void, and Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against User, if User (or anyone acting in concert with such party) asserts any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of Contributor or of any third party. This covenant is available to everyone directly from Contributor, and does not flow from User to User's suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. Therefore, if User's supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for User.

By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to Covered Specification, Contributor does not represent that it holds any or all Necessary Claims regarding Covered Specification.

Any agreement in which Contributor transfers a Necessary Claim (or patent or patent application that includes it) will state that those who later get rights to the Necessary Claim are bound by Contributor's commitments under this covenant or the Contributor will retain the right to grant such rights to future implementers in order to fulfill Contributor's commitments under this covenant.

Definitions:

1"Necessary Claims" are those patent claims that can not be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a specification that must be implemented to comply with such specification. If the specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.

2"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are included in a compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to User includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with User, based on majority control.

Ravenflow

Contributor (“Ravenflow, Inc.”) wants to encourage broad adoption of this specification (“Covered Specification”). Therefore, Contributor irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims1 against any party (“User”) for making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations2. However, this covenant will become void, and Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against User, if User (or anyone acting in concert with such party) asserts any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of Contributor or of any third party. This covenant is available to everyone directly from Contributor, and does not flow from User to User’s suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. Therefore, if User’s supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for User.

By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to Covered Specification, Contributor does not represent that it holds any or all Necessary Claims regarding Covered Specification.

Any agreement in which Contributor transfers a Necessary Claim (or patent or patent application that includes it) will state that those who later get rights to the Necessary Claim are bound by Contributor’s commitments under this covenant or the Contributor will retain the right to grant such rights to future implementers in order to fulfill Contributor’s commitments under this covenant.

Definitions:

1"Necessary Claims" are those patent claims that can not be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a specification that must be implemented to comply with such specification. If the specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.

2"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are included in a compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to User includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with User, based on majority control.

Siemens

Contributor (“Siemens AG”) wants wants to encourage broad adoption of this specification (“Covered Specification”). Therefore, Contributor irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims1 against any party (“User”) for making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations2. However, this covenant will become void, and Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against User, if User (or anyone acting in concert with such party) asserts any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of Contributor or of any third party. This covenant is available to everyone directly from Contributor, and does not flow from User to User’s suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. Therefore, if User’s supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for User.

By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to Covered Specification, Contributor does not represent that it holds any or all Necessary Claims regarding Covered Specification.

Any agreement in which Contributor transfers a Necessary Claim (or patent or patent application that includes it) will state that those who later get rights to the Necessary Claim are bound by Contributor’s commitments under this covenant or the Contributor will retain the right to grant such rights to future implementers in order to fulfill Contributor’s commitments under this covenant.

Definitions:

1"Necessary Claims" are those patent claims that can not be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a specification that must be implemented to comply with such specification. If the specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.

2"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are included in a compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to User includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with User, based on majority control.

Stoneworks

Contributor (“Stoneworks Software Corp.”) wants wants to encourage broad adoption of this specification (“Covered Specification”). Therefore, Contributor irrevocably covenants to you that it will not assert any Necessary Claims1 against any party (“User”) for making, using, importing, selling, or offering for sale Covered Implementations2. However, this covenant will become void, and Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against User, if User (or anyone acting in concert with such party) asserts any Necessary Claims against any Covered Implementations of Contributor or of any third party. This covenant is available to everyone directly from Contributor, and does not flow from User to User’s suppliers, business partners, distributors, customers or others. Therefore, if User’s supplier, business partner, distributor, customer or other party independently takes an action that voids the covenant as to itself, Contributor reserves the right to assert its Necessary Claims against that party, even though this covenant will remain in effect for User.

By making this irrevocable patent covenant with regard to Covered Specification, Contributor does not represent that it holds any or all Necessary Claims regarding Covered Specification.

Any agreement in which Contributor transfers a Necessary Claim (or patent or patent application that includes it) will state that those who later get rights to the Necessary Claim are bound by Contributor’s commitments under this covenant or the Contributor will retain the right to grant such rights to future implementers in order to fulfill Contributor’s commitments under this covenant.

Definitions:

1"Necessary Claims" are those patent claims that can not be avoided by any commercially reasonable, compliant implementation of the Required Portions of a Covered Specification. "Required Portions" are those portions of a specification that must be implemented to comply with such specification. If the specification prescribes discretionary extensions, Required Portions include those portions of the discretionary extensions that must be implemented to comply with such discretionary extensions.

2"Covered Implementations" are those specific portions of a product (hardware, software, services or combinations thereof) that implement and comply with a Covered Specification and are included in a compliant implementation of that Covered Specification. Reference to User includes entities controlled by, controlling, and under common control with User, based on majority control.

Topic revision: r12 - 08 Mar 2010 - 20:45:55 - TWikiAdminUser
 
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