[cryptography] patents and stuff (Re: NSA's position in the dominance stakes)

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Nov 20 10:45:20 EST 2010

>Patent lawyers are quite smart and knowledgeable.  But there is no such 
>thing as a patent judge or a patent jury and never has been.

The CAFC sure looks like patent judges to me.  I agree that their
decisions do not always please me, but they are bound by laws and
precedents that they did not set.

By the way, what does all this semi-informed ranting about patents
have to do with cryptography?


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