[cryptography] NSA's position in the dominance stakes

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Sat Nov 20 03:51:27 EST 2010


On 2010-11-20 3:21 PM, John Levine wrote:
> I am increasingly getting the impression that you've never been
> involved in actual patent litigation.  The process is messy, but the
> assumption that judges, particularly Federal judges, are stupid and
> are unable to understand and interpret expert testimony is, shall we
> say, counterfactual.

Let us consider the latest software patent in the news:  Oracle's 
lawsuit against Google's android.

Let us look at the first patent in the their pile of patents:

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=XTKpAAAAEBAJ&dq=7,362,331

Would they bother trying it on if judges had a clue?




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