Subject: Re: MPLS ethertypes
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: William Waites <ww@AREA22.STYX.ORG>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/06/2001 18:36:51
Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

 > Have you checked whether any of the uncounted IBM or four Nortel patents
 > claimed to refer to MPLS forbid this without a license? See the IETF
 > intellectual property rights page for details.

I was just speaking to an engineer from Juniper earlier today,
who said something about Nortel's patent claims. Apparently they
stem from either proprietary extensions to LDP or a proprietary
protocol similar to LDP. In either case, I think it is irrelevant
to us since we can just implement RSVP and standard LDP.


|Will Waites|