IP (Intellectual Property) Declaration

From: Takeshi Nishimura <takeshin@yeu.com>

Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 8:38 PM

To: Chris Cole

Subject: Re: OSFP IP Declarations

Hello Chris

For the IP declaration web posting, Yamaichi's updated statement is following.

Yamaichi Electronics declares that US patent application No. 16/150708 (Previously declared as provisional patent application No. 62/642237) could contain essential claims of OSFP-RHS mechanical design described in draft spec rev 2.0.

Takeshi (Nish) Nishimura

Yamaichi Electronics USA, Inc.

Direct #: +1-408-715-9132

Fax #: +1-408-715-9524

E-mail: TakeshiN@yeu.com

From: Takeshi Nishimura <takeshin@yeu.com>

Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 5:44 PM

To: Chris Cole

Subject: Re: OSFP IP Declarations

Hello Chris

Yamaichi would like to make an update on our last IP declaration for OSFP.

In the below email, Yamaichi has declared US provisional patent application No. 62/642237.  However, this application was updated to non-provisional application and the latest US patent application number is 16/150708.

Takeshi (Nish) Nishimura

Yamaichi Electronics USA, Inc.

Direct #: +1-408-715-9132

Fax #: +1-408-715-9524

E-mail: TakeshiN@yeu.com

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

Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2019 11:27 AM

To: Chris Cole

Subject: RE: OSFP IP Declarations

Hello Chris,

TE provides the below update of our previous (June 1st, 2018) OSFP MSA IP declaration 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 2.0, 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.

Nathan

From: Takeshi Nishimura <takeshin@yeu.com>

Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 6:40 PM

To: Chris Cole

Subject: OSFP Rev 1.91 Yamaichi IP Declaration

Dear OSFP MSA members

Yamaichi Electronics declares that US provisional patent application No. 62/642237 could contain essential claims of OSFP-RHS mechanical design described in draft spec rev 1.91.

Further inquiry about this IP, please contact me individually.

Takeshi (Nish) Nishimura

Yamaichi Electronics USA, Inc.

Direct #: +1-408-715-9132

Fax #: +1-408-715-9524

E-mail: TakeshiN@yeu.com

Web: http://www.yeu.com

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

Sent: Friday, June 01, 2018 11:38 AM

To: Chris Cole

Subject: OSFP Rev 1.91 TE Connectivity IP Declaration

Hello OSFP MSA members,

In relation to the most recent OSFP draft specification (rev 1.91) which might become a published OSFP specification depending on the outcome of the future vote, I am now reiterating TE's previous statement of its belief 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, and the patent family including US patent 6749448 could include essential claims for the OSFP published specifications rev 1.0 and 1.11 (which related to "regular" OSFP) and adding that the patent family including US patent 6816376 could include essential claims for the next OSFP published specification (which includes "OSFP-RHS" if rev 1.91 ends up being approved by a future vote).

I wanted to get that to you, since it's not clear to me when any vote might actually occur, but I am also trying to determine whether there are any further TE patents that are relevant to OSFP-RHS and will follow-up if I find out more.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Nathan

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

Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:39 AM

To: Chris Cole 

Subject: OSFP IPR Statement - Molex

Molex reaffirms the prior patent statement made by Molex and hereby provides notice that previously declared U.S. Application Serial No. 14/392,106 has granted as U.S. Pat. No. 9,882,297, as has some of its foreign counterparts, and would like to further bring attention to U.S. Application Serial No. 15/881,985, which may result in additional necessary claims.

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