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Intuit Beats SSL Patent Troll That Defeated Newegg 59

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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  • Re:WAT (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 26, 2014 @10:39AM (#47324247)

    It is not of high quality.

  • Re:WAT (Score:5, Informative)

    by SJ2000 ( 1128057 ) on Thursday June 26, 2014 @11:43AM (#47324869) Homepage
    Yes you can. There are many types of cryptographic weakness (Eg: an attack that reduces the effective key space) but specifically regarding RC4, there are weaknesses [] which make it difficult to use properly in common scenarios.

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