Category Archives: Cryptography

Quora question: Cryptography: Why does Blackerry Ltd (formerly R.I.M) hold most of the patents related to Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)?

RIM purchased Certicom which was the company built purposely on a few ECC implementation patents by a few University of Waterloo professors. Not only owning the patents by these people at Waterloo, Certicom also stole every single idea by anyone who gave a seminar Waterloo as a graduate student, postdoc or just a visitor, and patented it under Certicom’s name!!! [This is really true and I know at least one specific instance of it]