Subject: Fidelity OASIS SAML 2.0 Intellectual Property Disclosure
At this time, FMR Corp and Fidelity Investments (“Fidelity”), believes it owns a patent that contains claims which may be essential to the SAML v2.0 OASIS Standard (hereinafter NECESSARY CLAIMS). The patent at issue here was previously identified as essential to the Liberty Alliance Version 1.1 Specifications (see: http://www.projectliberty.org/specs/Fidelitytable.php) - which specifications have been substantively incorporated into the SAML v2.0 OASIS Standard.
In the interest of encouraging deployment of SAML-based technologies, Fidelity (on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries) would grant to any other person or legal entity a royalty-free, nonexclusive, nontransferable, license under Fidelity’s NECESSARY CLAIMS to implement the SAML v2.0 OASIS Standard, and sell, promote or otherwise distribute the resulting implementation. Such a license would require that those who seek licenses agree to grant reciprocal, royalty-free, non-exclusive, nontransferable licenses under their NECESSARY CLAIMS to Fidelity and its affiliates that are necessary to implement the SAML v2.0 OASIS Standard. In addition, any license granted by Fidelity to a particular party would be retroactively revocable by Fidelity in the event that such party makes, threatens or initiates any legal claim or action against Fidelity and/or its affiliates regarding patent infringement. The revocation extends to all prior use by the particular party of the license grant made by Fidelity.