Patented prime numbers

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at
Mon May 12 02:25:39 PDT 2014

On Mon, May 12, 2014, at 03:36 AM, Georgi Guninski wrote:
> Probably this is well known.
> (check (3))
> > Because of their importance in encryption algorithms such as RSA encryption, prime numbers can be important commercial commodities. In fact, R. Schlafly (1994) has obtained U.S. Patent 5373560 on the following two primes (expressed in hexadecimal notation): 
> fuck, fuck, fuck.

The silver lining to this cloud is that these patents have almost
certainly expired by now or will very soon, given that they date from

  Shawn K. Quinn
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