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Re: Elliptic curves, patent status?

Wei Dai ([email protected]) wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Nov 1995, James A. Donald wrote:
> > > [are there patents that cover all public key cryptography?]
> >
> > No, but RSA will litigate you with the objective of
> > inflicting extravagant legal costs regardless.
> RSADSI no longer owns the Stanford patents (Hellman-Merkel, 
> Diffie-Hellman) which they used to claim covered all public key 
> cryptography.  Those patents now belong to Cylink, who seems to be less 
> litigious.

Especially considering that they might lose the patents in a court case
next month.