[Cryptography] A strategy to circumvent patents?

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 12:45:00 EDT 2013

Don't write the code. Write a reasonably general software solver that
finds a program that fulfill given specifications, given a minimum
number of hints. Then write a specification for the problem (e.g.
finding a nice elliptic curve with interesting properties) and let the
solver find them.

You didn't explicitly write the solution. Now, the patent troll has to
argue that the problem itself, not the solution, is covered by the
patent — which I believe is not supported by patent law. Or he has to
argue that the solution isn't obvious to someone versed in the arts,
which it is, since a trivial automated program could find the

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