1994-06-05 - Re: more info from talk at MIT yesterday.

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From: Jeremiah A Blatz <darklord+@CMU.EDU>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-06-05 02:11:03 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 4 Jun 94 19:11:03 PDT

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From: Jeremiah A Blatz <darklord+@CMU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 94 19:11:03 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: more info from talk at MIT yesterday.
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Excerpts from internet.cypherpunks: 3-Jun-94 Re: more info from talk at
.. by Adam Shostack@bwh.harvar 
> Bill Sommerfeld says:
> > They also confirmed Tom Knight's suspicions about what they're going
> > to do when someone reverse engineers the chip and publishes the
> > Skipjack algorithm & the family key: they've got a patent application
> > filed, under a secrecy order; if the algorithm is published, they'll
> > lift the secrecy order and have the patent issued, and use that to go
> > after anyone making a compatible version.
>         An interesting variant of this tactic might be for the folks
> who reverse engineer Clipper/SkipJack to go off and patent it in
> *other* countries, thus making it impossible to sell or use Clipper
> outside of the USA.

Or to just write the software/burn the chips in other countries and
freely distribut the code/plans. Either way, the U.S. patent is


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