Participants have a duty to inform the IEEE
Participantsshallinform the IEEE (or cause the IEEE to be informed) of the identity of each holder of any potential Essential Patent Claims of which they are personally aware if the claims are owned or controlled by the participant or the entity the participant is from, employed by, or otherwise representsParticipantsshouldinform the IEEE (or cause the IEEE to be informed) of the identity of any other holders of potential Essential Patent ClaimsEarly identification of holders of potential Essential Patent Claims is encouraged
Ways to inform IEEE
Cause an LOA to be submitted to the IEEE-SA ([email protected]); orProvide the chair of this group with the identity of the holder(s) of any and all such claims as soon as possible; orSpeak up now and respond to this Call for Potentially Essential PatentsIf anyone in this meeting is personally aware of the holder of any patent claims that are potentially essential to implementation of the proposed standard(s) under consideration by this group and that are not already the subject of an Accepted Letter of Assurance, please respond at this time by providing relevant information to the WG Chair.
Other guidelines for IEEE WG meetings
All IEEE-SA standards meetings shall be conducted in compliance with all applicable laws, including antitrust and competition laws.Don’t discuss the interpretation, validity, or essentiality of patents/patent claims.Don’t discuss specific license rates, terms, or conditions.Relative costs of different technical approaches that include relative costs of patent licensing terms may be discussed in standards development meetings.Technical considerations remain the primary focusDon’t discuss or engage in the fixing of product prices, allocation of customers, or division of sales markets.Don’t discuss the status or substance of ongoing or threatened litigation.Don’t be silent if inappropriate topics are discussed … do formally object.For more details, see IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual, clause 5.3.10 and Antitrust and Competition Policy:What You Need to Know athttp://standards.ieee.org/develop/policies/antitrust.pdf
The patent policy and the procedures used to execute that policy are documented in the:IEEE-SA Standards Board Bylawshttp://standards.ieee.org/develop/policies/bylaws/sect6-7.html#6IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manualhttp://standards.ieee.org/develop/policies/opman/sect6.html#6.3Material about the patent policy is available athttp://standards.ieee.org/about/sasb/patcom/materials.htmlIf you have questions, contact the IEEE-SA Standards Board Patent Committee Administrator [email protected]
Participation in IEEE 802 Meetings
All participation in IEEE 802 Working Group meetings is on an individual basisParticipants in the IEEE standards development individual process shall act based on their qualifications and experience. (https://standards.ieee.org/develop/policies/bylaws/sb_bylaws.pdfsection 5.2.1)IEEE 802Working Group membership is by individual; “Working Group members shall participate in the consensus process in a manner consistent with their professional expert opinion as individuals, and not as organizational representatives”. (http://ieee802.org/PNP/approved/IEEE_802_WG_PandP_v19.pdfsection 4.2.1)You have an obligation to act and vote as an individual and not under the direction of any other individual or group. Your obligation to act and vote as an individual applies in all cases, regardless of any external commitments, agreements, contracts, or orders.You shall not direct the actions or votes of any other member of an IEEE 802 Working Group or retaliate against any other member for their actions or votes within IEEE 802 Working Group meetings, seehttps://standards.ieee.org/develop/policies/bylaws/sb_bylaws.pdfsection 18.104.22.168 andhttp://ieee802.org/PNP/approved/IEEE_802_WG_PandP_v19.pdfsection 3.4.1, list item xBy participating in IEEE 802 meetings, you accept these requirements. If you do not agree to these policies then you shall not participate.
Call Meeting to OrderChair called meeting to order at 09:30AM ETMinutes taker:Hao is taking notes.Mandatory slidesMandatory slides were presented, no announcements came up.Roll Call
MinutesReportsProcedural review of P802.1CF/D1.0 WG ballotAction item list of Geneva comment resolutionOfficial documentation of comment resolutionSearchable figuresReview of contributions addressing unresolved P802.1CF/D1.0 commentsMarch 2018 F2F planningNext meetingAoB
Official documentation of comment resolutionMax will trial use Java-based tool for handling comments with first results for review in nextconfcall.Searchable figuresWalter experimented andsvgis recommended.MS Visio can createsvg, as well as OmniGraffleMax will provide most difficult PPTX figures to Walter for experimenting with conversion tools.Antonio recommended to provide both, Visio should be provided both in native and in .svgConclusion about the final procedures in the next call.Review of contributions addressing unresolved P802.1CF/D1.0 commentshttps://mentor.ieee.org/omniran/dcn/18/omniran-18-0014-00-CF00-clause-7-8-fdm-amendment.docxMax asked for being for specific when replacing .3ah and .1agMax provided hint to structure capabilities and configuration information under one common label ‘Capabilities and configurations’ with each information element amended with the network element, it belongs to, e.g.NAFDMCapabilitiesHao will bring up revised text in next call for final review.
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