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*To*: smb@research.att.com*Subject*: Re: RSA claiming trademark on all uses of "RSA" to describe algorithm*From*: Paul Koning <pkoning@xedia.com>*Date*: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 12:53:03 -0500*Cc*: gnu@toad.com, ipsec@lists.tislabs.com*References*: <19990330163407.9632441F16@SIGABA.research.att.com>*Sender*: owner-ipsec@lists.tislabs.com

>>>>> "Steven" == Steven M Bellovin <smb@research.att.com> writes: Steven> In message <199903300239.SAA20582@toad.com>, John Gilmore Steven> writes: >> PS: The alternative, of course, is to ignore them and keep using >> the term "RSA". Let them prove to a court that they own the term, >> which was in use before they formed the company and which was >> created in the traditional scientific community naming convention >> (after the names of the inventors). Or intervene in their >> trademark filings, saying the term has wide use in the scientific >> and technical literature and that they're trying to >> inappropriately monopolize it to replace their expiring patent >> protection. Steven> If this is to be considered, we need a long list of Steven> scientific references from before the company was formed, Steven> right? ... which was in 1982 (see http://www.rsa.com/about/). Here's one. "The mathematics of public-key cryptography", Sci.Am, August 1979. paul

**Re: RSA claiming trademark on all uses of "RSA" to describe algorithm***From*: "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb@research.att.com>

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