79006367 story Sued For Using HTTPS: Companies In Crypto Patent Fight (theregister.co.uk) 130 Posted by samzenpus on Tuesday December 01, 2015 @03:00AM from the pay-up dept. yoink! writes: According to an article in The Register, corporations big and small are coming under legal fire from CryptoPeak. The Company holds U.S. Patent 6,202,150, which describes "auto-escrowable and auto-certifiable cryptosystems" and has claimed that the Elliptic Curve Cryptography methods/implementations used as part of the HTTPS protocol violates their intellectual property. Naturally, reasonable people disagree.