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Most issues and bug reports will raise no intellectual property issues at all, but since some may, we need to be sure that our specifications are in compliance with our Patent Policy. Accordingly, we ask that you agree to certain terms that the original submitters of the specification also agreed to.


In order to facilitate the continued development of the DMTF CIM Schema by our Alliance Partners, the Schema Subcommittee has made the CR tool available for download. The tool will be updated with the latest version of the CIM Schema upon release.  Please be sure to use the latest version of the tool when generating CRs against the CIM Schema. 

Intellectual Property Rights Agreement

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An individual contributor (“Contributor” or “You”) submitting a new technical submittal (“Contribution”) to the DMTF for consideration to become part of a technical standard must agree to the DMTF Member Policies set forth at including specifically the Member Rules of Conduct.

You must disclose to the DMTF Technical Committee your personal knowledge or awareness of any patent which could be infringed by an implementation of your Contribution.

Neither you as the individual Contributor nor your company or organization shall be required to conduct a patent search with respect to the Contribution. If you do not have first hand knowledge of any patent which would be infringed upon by an implementation of your contribution, you are encouraged but not required to include a statement from your organization indicating (1) the organization’s licensing policy with respect to its owned or controlled patents and/or (2) whether a search was performed on the Contribution and, if so, its general scope.

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