IPR Statements

Luxshare

Based on the QSFP112 Specification (Rev. 2.0), Luxshare-tech believes it has several patents that may include essential claims. These Patents include CN202110229729.6, CN202010722708.3, CN202010724092.3, CN202021483650.3, CN201911077181.7, CN201911076460.1, CN202022076263.4, CN202110717571.7, CN202121181522.8, TW109100246, TW109302166, TW109215043, US16/874,458, US16/874,476, and may update accordingly from time to time. Luxshare-tech hereby agrees that if any of above mentioned patent claims are essential to the implementation of the proposed specification, Luxshare-tech will grant a license to those essential claims due to bona fide and good faith to support this MSA development. Luxshare-tech agrees to grant a license to MSA members in two options: for members who participate in the MSA but do not contribute patents, they can be licensed under a low & affordable cost with mutual consent; for members who participate in the MSA and contribute patents, Luxshare-tech willing to cross-license to each other in a fair, reasonable and non-discrimination principles. Patents should not be a barrier to apply better technologies.

Amphenol

Amphenol believes it owns patent claims directed to the internal construction of a receptacle and cage features that are relevant (but not essential) to implementation of the proposed specification for QSFP112. Amphenol hereby agrees that if any of its other patent claims are essential to the implementation of the proposed specification, Amphenol will grant a license to those essential claims on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms to companies requesting such a license. Amphenol reserves the right to increase the cost for a licensee that refuses to take a license and forces Amphenol to use legal action in order to enforce Amphenol’s rights.

TE Connectivity

Given the QSFP112 draft specification dated December 4, 2021, planned to be published as Rev. 2.0, TE believes the patent family having US patent 6749448 could include essential claims to this draft specification. Further, TE has a patent family having US patent 7070446, a patent family having US patent 9509102, and a patent family including US patent 6816376, each including claims which could be applicable (although not essential) to this QSFP112 draft specification.

Molex

Molex hereby provides notice that it believes it has several patents that include one or more necessary claims directed toward features of the QSFP-112 connector design defined in Version 2.0. These patents include US Pat. Nos. 7,862,347; 7,871,294, and 7,914,303, which are directed toward stacked receptacles and stacked, press-fit receptacles defined in section 5.4 and US Pat. Nos. 7,303,438 and USRE43427 on the plug side defined in section 5.3 (which would cover both active optical modules, active electrical plug connectors and passive electric plug connectors) as well as their foreign counterparts. Molex hereby agrees that if any of above patents and/or patent applications (or any other patents Molex owns) have necessary claims covering the designs shown in section 5.3 or 5.4, then 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. Please note, however, that no license is being offered for design shown section 5.9 of the standard. Section 5.9 defines a partial system and Molex is not claiming rights to that partial system as shown and defined. A complete system is not defined and thus any patent owned by Molex that covers a complete system is not included in the RAND license as it cannot be essential as a matter of definition. More specifically, Molex expressly states that it is not licensing to this MSA a broad portfolio of patents directed toward what Molex refers to as BiPass technology (e.g., an IO connector with the terminals receiving the high speed signals being directly connected to conductors in a cable and then those cables being connected to another connector) which includes, but is not limited to, the following patents and any patent claiming priority thereto: United States US Pat. RE47342 US Pat. RE48230 U.S. Pat. 8,845,364 U.S. Pat. 9,011,177 U.S. Pat. 9,142,921 U.S. Pat. 9,257,794 U.S. Pat. 9,362,678 U.S. Pat. 9,490,558 U.S. Pat. 9,608,348 U.S. Pat. 9,553,381 U.S. Pat. 9,985,367 U.S. Pat. 10,056,706 U.S. Pat. 10,069,225 U.S. Pat. 10,135,211 U.S. Pat. 10,305,204 U.S. Pat. 10,367,280 U.S. Pat. 10,424,856 U.S. Pat. 10,424,878 U.S. Pat. 10,637,200 U.S. Pat. 10,739,828 U.S. Pat. 10,784,603 U.S. Pat. 10,797,416 U.S. Pat. 10,939,555 U.S. Pat. 11,114,807 U.S. Pat. 11,151,300 U.S. Pat. 11,205,867 US App. Serial No. 17/435708 China CN UM ZL201220059837.X CN Pat. ZL201680005454 CN Pat. ZL201680005458.3 CN Pat. ZL201780007317.X CN Pat. ZL201780014943.1 CN Pat. CN107548480 CN Pat. CN108475870 CN Pat. CN110839182 CN Pat. CN214627722U CN Pub. No. CN113260207 CN Pub. No. CN111052363 CN Pub. No. CN113574980 Germany Appl. No. 11 2016 002 059.7 Appl. No. 112020001351.0 Japan JP Pat. 6517349 JP Pat. 6549327 JP Pat. 6517349 JP Pat. 6574266 JP Pat. 6626213 JP Pat. 6678213 Appl. No. 2019-078432 Appl. No. 2019-118731 Appl. No. 2019-149015 Appl. No. 2019-215357 Appl. No. 2020-514203 Appl. No. 2021-010150 Appl. No. 2021-552174 Korea KR Pat. 10-2092627 Appl. No. 10-2017-7022476 Appl. No. 10-2018-7022801 Appl. No. 10-2019-7013547 Appl. No. 10-2020-7010761 Appl. No. 10-2021-7033692 Taiwan TW Pat. I597896 TW Pat. I616740 TW Pat. I617098 TW Pat. I625010 TW Pat. I637568 TW Pat. I648613 TW Pat. I695550 TW Pat. I732491 Appl. No. 107129781.

Foxconn Interconnect Technology

Based on the QSFP112 Specification (Rev. 2.0), FIT believes it owns patent claims that are relevant (but not necessary) to implementations of the Specification. FIT hereby agrees that if FIT has any necessary claims in support of implementations that are compliant with the requirements of the Specification, FIT will offer and negotiate a license under those necessary claims on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions to any entity requesting such a license.