ECC patents?

Greg Rose ggr at
Thu Sep 15 13:25:30 EDT 2005

At 09:54 2005-09-15 -0700, James A. Donald wrote:
>I doubt that the NSA paid any money whatsoever for this
>license, making it profoundly unimpressive as evidence
>that *any* curves have a plausible valid patent.  If the
>NSA paid real money, the patent holders would be
>sticking it in our face as a price setting precedent.

They (NSA) did pay, and they (Certicom) did stick it in our faces. 
See, eg.,,1895,1498136,00.asp . Did 
you miss this at the time?


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