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Please be aware of these policies as well as additional policy information and clarifications available via our 'Policies', FAQ's and 'Be a SME' web pages. Use of information and all correspondence submitted to Keystone ISS Inc and it's web sites is subject to the conditions here in.

If you have questions or need additional information please contact us.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Keystone ISS' intellectual property includes copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress, and technical know-how. Learn about policies for licensing intellectual property.

SOFTWARE PIRACY Visit the Keystone ISS anti-piracy Web site to learn about software counterfeiting and how to protect yourself, your business, and your ideas.

TRADEMARKS Learn more about Keystone ISS trademark and logo guidelines.

COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS PERMISSION Learn how to obtain permission to use Keystone ISS software, images, or text.

Intellectual Property Licensing Policy (Revised December 2003)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY The trademarks, trade names, logos, service marks, trade dress and products (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Keystone ISS and others. The trademarks, trade names, logos, service marks, trade dress and products in this Site are protected in the United States and internationally.

Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of Keystone ISS or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Your use of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that Keystone ISS will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

The materials of this Site are protected by Copyright and Trademark Laws of the U.S. and other countries and are owned by, or licensed to Keystone ISS All content of this Site is owned or controlled by Keystone ISS You may download content only for your personal use for non-commercial purposes but no modification or further reproduction of the content is permitted. The contents of the Site, including any images, text, executable code, and layout design may not be distributed, reproduced, publicly displayed, downloaded, modified, reused, re-posted, or otherwise used except as provided herein without the express prior written permission of the Keystone ISS Legal Department.

Keystone ISS maintains this Site for your personal information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download material displayed on the Site for personal, noncommercial use only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, for any reason, distribute, modify, duplicate, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without Keystone ISS' prior written consent.

Parties interested in licensing Keystone ISS IP are encouraged to contact our Intellectual Property and Licensing Group at To promote broader availability and use of our technologies, Keystone ISS may periodically publish new licensing programs on

Application to existing standards commitments. As a participant in many industry standards bodies, Keystone ISS, it's management or Staff frequently contributes to these organizations. Many of these organizations have well-defined policies that specify how patents and other IP should be licensed in the standard-setting context. Keystone ISS will continue to comply with all applicable policies when participating in industry standards processes, including the contribution of technology to standards bodies under "reasonable and nondiscriminatory" (RAND) terms, either on a for-fee, or royalty-free basis, as defined by each standards group. This policy statement highlights Keystone ISS' current licensing practices and is subject to change at any time, as well as to variation to conform to applicable laws and regulations.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Read the notice and procedure for making claims of copyright infringement.

Keystone ISS maintains a diverse portfolio of intellectual property (IP), such as copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress, and technical know-how. Like other major technology providers, Keystone ISS routinely applies to the government to obtain patents on our inventions. A patent establishes ownership of an invention, enabling the patent owner to benefit commercially from investments in innovation. A patent is granted if government patent examiners conclude that an invention is a true innovation compared with existing technology. Keystone ISS has been awarded thousands of United States patents, and our worldwide portfolio continues to grow.

Contact Us

For Keystone ISS licensing information, please write to:
Director of Intellectual Property Licensing Keystone ISS Inc.
PO Box 2307
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Or contact us by e-mail at