Legal Notes and Copyrights
The use and manufacturing of I2C devices is subject to a copyright and patents from NXP.
This means that you (as a semiconductor manufacturer or system developer) need to purchase a license from NXP to use I2C technology in your system.
However, if you buy components which carry the I2C logo from NXP or another manufacturer then you immediately have the license to use these components.
For further legal information about this please contact your local NXP representative.
Standard NXP Copyright notice :
"Purchase of NXP I2C components conveys a license under the NXP I2C patent to use the components in the I2C system, provided the system conforms to the I2C specifications defined by NXP."