RIM (Blackberry maker) 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.

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