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Intuit Beats SSL Patent Troll That Defeated Newegg 59

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the better-late-than-never dept.
Last fall, Newegg lost a case against patent troll TQP for using SSL with RC4, despite arguments from Diffie of Diffie-Hellman key exchange. Intuit was also targeted by a lawsuit for infringing the same patent, and they were found not to be infringing. mpicpp (3454017) sends this excerpt from Ars: U.S. Circuit Judge William Bryson, sitting "by designation" in the Eastern District of Texas, has found in a summary judgment ruling (PDF) that the patent, owned by TQP Development, is not infringed by the two defendants remaining in the case, Intuit Corp. and Hertz Corp. In a separate ruling (PDF), Bryson rejected Intuit's arguments that the patent was invalid. Not a complete victory (a clearly bogus patent is still not invalidated), but it's a start.
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Intuit Beats SSL Patent Troll That Defeated Newegg

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  • arguably stronger (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 26, 2014 @10:22AM (#47324115)

    Modern browsers workaround the limitations or have TLS 1.1 or better. If you may be faced with clients that implement neither the workaround or TLS 1.1, rc4 can be better by virtue of being a stream cipher since TLS 1.0 flubbed the IV

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