IPR Statements

Luxshare

In accordance with the QSFP112 MSA Joint Submission dated March 31, 2021, Luxshare-tech believes it has several patents that may include essential claim. These Patents include CN202110229729.6, CN202010722708.3, CN202010724092.3, CN202021483650.3, CN201911077181.7, CN201911076460.1, CN202022076263.4, TW109100246, TW109302166, TW109215043, US16/874,458, US16/874,476, and may update accordingly from time to time. Luxshare-tech hereby states it is willing to license out above mentioned patents 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 what we are aware of, TE believes the patent family having US patent 6749448 could include essential claims for the QSFP 112 connector proposal from Luxshare and for the QSFP 112 connector proposal from Amphenol/TE/Molex/FIT. Further, TE has a patent family having US patent 7070446 and a patent family including US patent 6816376, including claims which could be applicable (although not essential) to the QSFP112 connector proposal from Luxshare and to the QSFP 112 connector proposal from Amphenol/TE/Molex/FIT.

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. These patents include US Pat. No. 7,871,294 on the receptacle side and US Pat. Nos. 7,175,444; 7,303,438; 7,448,897 and USRE43427 on the plug side (which would cover both active optical modules 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 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.

Foxconn Interconnect Technology

Based on the contents of the March 31, 2021 QSFP112 MSA Joint Submission, FIT believes it owns patent claims that are relevant (but not necessary) to implementations of the proposed specification of the Joint Submission connector system. FIT hereby agrees that if FIT has any necessary claims in support of implementations that are compliant with the requirements of the proposed specification of the Joint Submission connector system, 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.