Rev. 3.0 Specification IP (Intellectual Property) Declaration:

From: Tracy, Nathan L <ntracy@te.com>

Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 4:56 PM

To: Chris Cole <chris.cole@finisar.com>

Subject: RE: OSFP Rev. 3.0 Specification Publication + IP Declaration Reminder

Hello Chris,

For the Rev 3.0 version of the OSFP MSA, TE reaffirms the below refreshed OSFP MSA IP declaration previously provided on May 2, 2019 for your posting to the OSFP MSA web site:

As follow-up to TE's previous declaration, in relation to the most recent OSFP specification rev 3.0, TE believes that the patent family including US patent 6517382 (and including US patents 7074082, and 6524134), the patent family including US patent 9389368, the patent family including US patent 9509102, the patent family including US patent 9653829, the patent family including US patent 6749448, and the patent family including US patent 6816376 could include essential claims for this OSFP published specification. 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Nathan

From: Brian Kirk <brian.kirk@amphenol-tcs.com>

Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 5:21 AM

To: Brian Park <bpark@arista.com>; Chris Cole <chris.cole@finisar.com>

Cc: Andreas Bechtolsheim <avb@arista.com>; Christophe Metivier <metivier@arista.com>; Brubaker, Brad <brad.brubaker@fci.com>

Subject: RE: OSFP Rev. 3.0 Specification Publication + IP Declaration Reminder

Hi Chris and Brian,

Here is the Amphenol IP declaration.

"Amphenol would like to provide the following IP declaration for rev 3.0 of the OSFP specification. Amphenol believes that US patent applications 16/824,355 and 62/992,089, and patents claiming priority to those applications, may contain essential claims for OSFP published specification rev 3.0."

Thanks

Brian Kirk, PhD
Director of Engineering
Amphenol High-Speed Interconnects
A Division of Amphenol Corporation
200 Innovative Way, Suite 201
Nashua, New Hampshire 03062, USA
603-769-1348
brian.kirk@amphenol-tcs.com

From: Takeshi Nishimura <takeshin@yeu.com>

Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:10 AM

To: Chris Cole <chris.cole@finisar.com>

Cc: Andreas Bechtolsheim <avb@arista.com>; Christophe Metivier <metivier@arista.com>; Brian Kirk <brian.kirk@amphenol-tcs.com>; Brian Park <bpark@arista.com>; Warren Meggitt <wmeggitt@arista.com>; Jiashu Chen <jiashu.chen@finisar.com>

Subject: Re: OSFP Rev. 3.0 Specification Publication + IP Declaration Reminder

Hello Chris

This is IP declaration statement from Yamaichi Electronics.

In addition to the previous declaration, Yamaichi Electronics declares patent application number PCT/JP2019/039746, Japanese design patent application numbers 2019-021679, 2020-005181, 2020-005182 and those patent families could contain claims for the OSFP stacked connector and mechanical cages described in spec rev 2.91 which was made for rev 3.0  publishing.

Best Regards

Takeshi (Nish) Nishimura
Yamaichi Electronics USA, Inc.
Direct #: +1-408-715-9132
Main #: +1-408-715-9100 ext. 132
Cell#: +1-408-687-2821
Fax #: +1-408-715-9524
E-mail: TakeshiN@yeu.com
Web: http://www.yeu.com 

From: Sommers, Scott <Scott.Sommers@molex.com>

Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:20 PM

To: Chris Cole <chris.cole@finisar.com>

Subject: RE: OSFP Rev. 3.0 Specification Development

Hi Chris, here is the updated Molex IPR statement. Please add to where it is needed.

Thanks!

Scott

 

Molex hereby provides notice that Molex believes it has several patents that include one or more necessary claims directed toward features of the OSFP connector system. These patents include US Pat. Nos. 7,303,438; 7,448,897; USRE43427; 9,882,297; 10,122,106 and 10,403,993 as well as their respective foreign counterparts, directed toward the plug side. On the stacked receptacle side, the patents include US Pat. Nos. 7,862,347; 7,871,294 and 7,914,303, as well as their respective foreign counterparts. Molex hereby agrees that for any necessary claims of these patents (and any other patents Molex owns) Molex will grant a license on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms to companies requesting such a license. Please note that Molex reserves the right to increase the cost for a licensee that refuses to take a license and forces Molex to use legal action in order to enforce Molex's rights.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Sommers at Molex via scott.sommers@molex.com

From: Chris Cole

Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:23 AM

To: OSFPmsa@arista.com

Cc: Andreas Bechtolsheim <avb@arista.com>; Christophe Metivier <metivier@arista.com>; Brian Kirk <brian.kirk@amphenol-tcs.com>; Brian Park <bpark@arista.com>; Warren Meggitt <wmeggitt@arista.com>; Jiashu Chen <jiashu.chen@finisar.com>

Subject: OSFP Rev. 3.0 Specification Publication + IP Declaration Reminder

Dear OSFP MSA Members,

We have the results of the vote for publishing Rev. 3.0 Specifications, for which the extended deadline was lucky Friday, March 13, 2020.

Total votes received 9
In favor of publication 9
Opposed to publication 0
Abstain 0

Therefore, Rev 3.0 Specification will be published by the Editor next week.

***** IMPORTANT REMINDER *****

We have only received one IP Declaration. Given the size of the OSFP MSA SMT Connector Ad Hoc, that seems like a low number.

The OSFP MSA Document states:

Intellectual Property Disclosure: No Participant shall have any duty to perform any patent
search. Each Participant shall have a good faith obligation to disclose, in writing before
any vote to adopt a Draft Specification as the Specification, to all Participants'
representatives or contacts in the TABLE OF MSA PARTICIPANTS the existence of, and
identify, any of its or its Affiliates' patents of which the Participant's representative is
actually aware, and which, if the underlying technology is incorporated into the
Specification, reasonably may contain Essential Claims.

We will accept IP Declarations up to Friday, March 20, 2020. At that point, we will publish all that are received on the OSFP website. We will then allow one week for Members to pro-actively change their vote for Publication of Rev.3.0. In the unlikely event that approval to publish is reversed, we will pull Rev.3.0 from the website, and resolve Member concerns.

Thank you

Chris