[cryptography] NSA's position in the dominance stakes

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Nov 17 23:01:45 EST 2010

> On 17/11/10 7:26 AM, David G. Koontz wrote:
>> On 17/11/10 9:01 AM, David G. Koontz wrote:
>>> A. US6704870, granted on March 9, 2004 (Yes, published)
>> Sony asserted prior art against this patent in the 2007 case before
>> agreeing
>> Certicom's motion to end the lawsuit, which was granted without
>> prejudice.

On 2010-11-18 8:42 AM, Ian G wrote:
> What does that mean?

It means that Sony pointed out that Certicom's claim is as full of shit 
as we all know it to be, and that the court case ended without the 
court, which found Certicom's claim and Sony's defense equally 
incomprehensible, finding for or against anyone.

Which is pretty much the standard outcome of these cases, since neither 
the courts, the lawyers, not the patent office, have the necessary 
skills to comprehend these patents.

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