The parties that directly developed the MIPI I3C Basic specification have agreed to license all implementers on royalty free terms, as further described in the I3C Basic specification document [MIPI10][MIPI15]. Further, all implementers of the I3C Basic specification must commit to grant a reciprocal royalty free license to all other implementers if they wish to benefit from these royalty free license commitments. And, of course, MIPI itself does not charge royalties in connection with its specifications. MIPI’s intent is to create a robust royalty free environment for all implementers of I3C Basic.
No set of IPR terms can comprehensively address all potential risks, however. The terms apply only to those parties that agree to them, for example, and the scope of application is limited to what is described in the terms. Implementers must ultimately make their own risk assessment.