SSL 'inventor' sues VeriSign and RSA

Thursday, 27 February 2003, 4:51 PM EST

Technology commercialised by VeriSign and RSA to secure Internet transactions infringes on patents owned by a retired engineer, his lawyer has told a court.

Leon Stambler, 74, is seeking more than $20m (12.6m) in damages in a trial that began in the federal district court in Wilmington, Delaware, after settling similar claims with other companies.

VeriSign and RSA are defending their right to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which has become the authentication standard for the millions of Internet transactions that occur every day.

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