IDEA patent vs the recent USPTO memorandum

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Tue Sep 22 05:53:53 CEST 2009

M.B.Jr. wrote:
> All in all, it looks like IDEA, even if totally freed, is sentenced to
> gradual abandonment. Is this perception of mine correct?

It is more accurate to say it has already been abandoned.  Very few
people today use IDEA as a symmetric cipher for OpenPGP messages.

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