The EC patent issues discussion

James A. Donald jamesd at
Thu Apr 22 04:49:17 EDT 2010

On 2010-04-22 9:17 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> At 9:40 PM -0400 4/20/10, Victor Duchovni wrote:
>> EC definitely has practical merit. Unfortunately the patent issues around
>> protocols using EC public keys are murky.
> This is starting to turn around. More vendors are questioning the murk. Please see<>.

To summarize that document:  All the EC stuff that you need was 
published more than fifteen years ago,
  therefore you cannot be violating patents if you stick to that stuff.

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