Rev. 4.0 Specification IP (Intellectual Property) Declaration:

From: Casper Dietrich <casperd@nvidia.com>

Sent: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 7:41 AM

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

Cc: Brian Park <bpark@arista.com>

Hi Chris,

Mellanox has an IP statement for OSFP MSA

Mellanox would like to bring attention to U.S. Application Serial No. 16/750,632, which may result in necessary claims. Mellanox hereby agrees that for any necessary claims of this patent application (and any other patents Mellanox owns) Mellanox will grant a license on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms to companies requesting such a license. Please note that Mellanox reserves the right to increase the cost for a licensee that refuses to take a license and forces Mellanox to use legal action in order to enforce Mellanox's rights.

Best regards

 

Casper Dietrich
Distinguished Engineer, Mellanox Interconnect Technologies

NVIDIA

From: Melanie Beauchemin <beauchemin@google.com>

Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 8:22 AM

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

Cc: Hong Liu <hongliu@google.com>; Bill Edwards <billedwards@google.com>

Subject: OSFP Rev. 4.0 Specification

Hi Brian and Chris,

About the OSFP Rev4.0 specification, Google would like to disclose that U.S. Application Serial No. 17/122,658 may result in necessary claims.

Could you please share with all participants and their representatives or contacts.

Thank you,

 

Melanie

From: Brian Park <bpark@arista.com>

Date: Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 2:15 PM

Subject: Re: OSFP Rev. 4.0 Specification

Cc: Chris Cole

Hello Chris

Arista Networks declares US Patent Application No. 17/196,989, entitled "Pluggable Optics Module with Octal SN or MDC Sockets," may contain Essential Claims for the OSFP MSA Rev 4.0.

Thank you,

 

Brian Park

Mechanical Engineer

Arista Networks

5453 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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

Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2021 8:35 AM

To: Chris Cole <chris.cole@ii-vi.com>;

Subject: RE: OSFP MSA Rev. 4.0 Specification

Chris,

Here is Molex's updated IPR statement for the 4.0 Specification:

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; 10,403,993; and 10,551,580 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.