[Cryptography] Large companies sued for using Elliptic Curve TLS?

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Tue Dec 1 08:09:53 EST 2015

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 7:07 AM, Perry E. Metzger <perry at piermont.com> wrote:

> Anyone know anything about this? The claim is huge numbers of
> companies (that is, end users like Macy's and GoPro) are being sued by
> a patent troll for using elliptic curve cryptography on their web
> sites.
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/01/cryptopeak_sues_/
> If this is true, it could be a very serious situation.
The claims all specify a proof that the keys were generated with a specific

As DJB points out 'nobody does that'.

It might be something you should arguably do for ECDHE but the spec doesn't
support that.

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