Re: [CFRG] OCB patents are abandoned; freely usable

Phillip Rogaway <rogaway@cs.ucdavis.edu> Sat, 27 February 2021 02:46 UTC

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Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:46:24 -0800
From: "Phillip Rogaway" <rogaway@cs.ucdavis.edu>
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Subject: Re: [CFRG] OCB patents are abandoned; freely usable
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I can confirm that I have abandoned all OCB patents
and placed into the public domain all OCB-related IP of mine.
While I have been telling people this for quite some time, I don't
think I ever made a proper announcement to the CFRG or on the
OCB webpage. Consider that done.

I hope people will use the scheme to do positive things.

phil


On Fri, Feb 26, 2021, at 12:00 PM, cfrg-request@irtf.org wrote:
> Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:30:33 +0000
> From: "Salz, Rich" <rsalz@akamai.com>
> To: "cfrg@ietf.org" <cfrg@ietf.org>
> Subject: [CFRG] OCB patents are abandoned; freely usable
> Message-ID: <7A585008-89AC-4516-A28E-C967E355BFC9@akamai.com>
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> Quoting from a posting to the cryptography mailing list, 
> https://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2021-February/036762.html :
> 
> ?On 2/16/21, 9:19 PM, "Jon Callas" <jon@callas.org> wrote:
> 
> . . .
> 
>     The deal, which is publicly verifiable from the PTO, is that he 
> stopped paying the PTO upkeep fee, and so the patents are all now 
> abandoned. I wrote him because I went to the PTO to check on expiry 
> dates and saw that and thought "huh?" about it. He verified that it was 
> intentional as a way to put the matter to bed without license games.
> 
> . . .