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

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Sun Nov 21 16:47:06 EST 2010

On Nov 21, 2010, at 3:06 03PM, John Levine wrote:

>> If these guys could tell shit from beans, why does the one click patent 
>> stand despite prior art?
>> Presumably an "expert" testified ...
> I would point out that no one-click case has gone to trial, so no
> expert has testified about anything, but why bother?  Facts clearly
> don't matter here.

I give up -- I'm not going to bother posting anything more in this thread, at least not in response to Donald.  It's just not worth my while.

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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