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Re: RC4 compatibility testing

Jim choate says:
> > However, RC4 is probably not patentable at this point -- unless Bidzos
> > has a "submarine patent" in process, which I wouldn't put past him.

> If there was considerable use prior to the patent application then there 
> would be a good case to be made that it was in the public domain because
> of this use.

A "submarine" patent application would have been made before the
public use.