Burt Kaliski Chair, IEEE P1363
RSA Laboratories 
20 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
       RE:  Encoding Methods PSS/PSS-R
Dear P1363 Committee:

We understand that you are considering standardization of the signature-formatting methods commonly known as "PSS" and "PSS-R", invented by Mihir Bellare and Phillip Rogaway, both of the University of California.   The University of California has a U.S. patent pending which covers these techniques. This letter is to inform your Committee of some decisions we have reached about licensing this technology:

The University of California wishes to contribute to the widespread use of the highest quality mechanisms for cryptography and computer security.  To help further this goal, we are committed to having a simple and liberal licensing policy for PSS/PSS-R. MLG/bd