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Re: Elliptic curves, patent status?

At 05:16 PM 11/28/95 -0400, Michael Smith wrote:
> I'm unclear about the patent status of elliptic curve 
> systems. Are they covered by the Diffie-Hellman patent? 
> That is, is the lnguage of this patent broad enough to 
> cover _all_ public-key systems, regardless of their 
> mathematical basis? 

No, but RSA will litigate you with the objective of
inflicting extravagant legal costs regardless.

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