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Does NOS SMTP LZW mode infringe on Welch patent?



A naive' question that's probably been answered long ago:

When Terry Welch wrote the old Unix "compress" program, his employer
patented his improvement on Lempel and Ziv's compression algorithm. I
understand this patent is now owned by Unisys.

Does the Lempel-Ziv-Welch compression used in NOS compressed SMTP service
infringe upon this patent?

	Thanks

	Bruce Perens AB6YM

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