RSA - IDEA - Patents

Werner Koch
Wed Apr 11 09:58:01 2001

On Tue, 10 Apr 2001, Harter, Shan wrote:

> 1. Need to find out if the patent on RSA has expired, meaning the algorithm
> can be used generally without a license in the USA?
Yes, the RSA patent expired last year Sep 20th.
> 2. IDEA patent has not expired in the USA until 2007?
Yes. And not only in the USA but in most countries. Werner -- Werner Koch Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur g10 Code GmbH et non datur, nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est. Privacy Solutions -- Augustinus