# Re: How much is my encryption algorithm worth?

From:
=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= <arne@vajhoej.dk>
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comp.lang.java.programmer
Date:
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:11:24 -0400
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On 3/23/2014 12:23 AM, Daniel Mullarkey wrote:

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:14:34 PM UTC-4, Arne Vajh?j wrote:

On 3/22/2014 10:53 PM, Daniel Mullarkey wrote:

I developed a lossless, key-based, encryption algorithm that can work
in any modern programming language and it has a 1-to-1 relationship
between the unencrypted values and the encrypted values as long as
the key remains the same and the minimum values and maximum values
are known. The key can also be of virtually limitless size. How much
is this encryption algorithm potentially worth if I patent it?

Based on just this description: nothing.

Algorithms matching this description has been known for a few
hundred years.

Maybe it has some true uniqueness. But we don't know.

>>

Besides I am skeptical about getting any encryption algorithm
that is patented with intention to make money to become a standard
today.

Well, the algorithm uses carefully calculated mathematics to give
theappearance of gibberish until it is decoded with the proper key or

> combination of keys.

That is practically the definition of encryption.

Other than that, I cannot reveal anything, lest I

> lose any intellectual property right opportunities that I have to the
> algorithm.

Then best estimate of value is still zero.

Arne

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