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DSS patent license
>>> RSA Data Security, Inc.
>>> today announced that it is now licensing patents for the Digital Signature
>>> Standard (DSS), the U.S. government standard for digital signatures.
>> I believe someone was suing the U.S. government on the grounds that the
>> public signature standard wasn't supposed to require proprietary
>> technology. Has this gone anywhere yet?
>> Eli Brandt
>> [email protected]
Yes, I had such a lawsuit. No, it didn't go anywhere in the courts,
but the feds did eventually cave in to the principal demand of my
suit: That the DSA patent be made available to anyone on a royalty-free
So how is it that RSADSI and Cylink/CKC claim you need licenses to
their patents to use DSS? Because they have other patents. I have
another lawsuit directed at those patents. Stay tuned.