SRP Patch Integration?

Tom Wu tom at
Wed Feb 13 09:19:44 EST 2002

Theo de Raadt wrote:
> > Doesn't a patent just effectively
> > register an idea with the federal government and prevent other people from
> > claiming that they had the same idea first?
> No.  They establish a fee payment schedule.

I thought that was the job of the licensing department, not the patent
office.  So what is the fee payment schedule for US Patent #5,231,668,
"Digital Signature Algorithm"?  Or is that a counterexample?

Tom Wu
Principal Software Engineer
Arcot Systems
(408) 969-6124
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