1995-11-13 - (fwd) Digital Signature Patent

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1995-11-13 13:59:36 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 21:59:36 +0800

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 21:59:36 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: (fwd) Digital Signature Patent
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For those as get Info Week...

Bob Hettinga

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Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 08:08:47 -0500
To: rah@shipwright.com
Subject: Digital Signature Patent

for your information...


RSA Data Security claims it owns the dominant patent covering
digital signature technology, and wants other companies and
government agencies to pay them license fees for using it.

The U.S. government is fighting RSA's claim, saying the digital
signature algorithm it uses in its digital signature standard
is covered by a different patent.  If RSA can make its claim
stick, the government will owe the encryption company royalties
for use of its digital signature standard.

source: Information Week
        13 Nov 95

via edupage

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