[cryptography] ECC patent FUD

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Tue Nov 16 06:47:27 EST 2010


David-Sarah Hopwood <david-sarah at jacaranda.org> writes:
>On 2010-11-16 03:36, Marsh Ray wrote:
>> I'm a software developer, and once in a blue moon the occasion comes around
>> where some crypto-related algorithm needs to be selected. Having heard about
>> this:
.> http://www.betanews.com/article/Certicom-Patent-Suit-Against-Sony-Threatens-to-Unravel-AACS/1180557165
>
>Anyway, Certicom is all bark and no bite. As James Donald says, "Everything
>you need to do public key ECC was published twenty five years ago".

Given that the case was expected to last "several months, if not as long as
two years", and that was 3 1/2 years ago, I think it's fair to assume that it
never went anywhere.

Peter.



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