French battle to outsmart Amstrad

May 1991
New Scientist;5/25/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1770, p28
Discusses a suit filed by the French company which holds the patent rights on smart cards against Amstrad and its Japanese supplier Funai for unauthorized use of the cards in satellite receivers. Development of the smart card by French journalist, Roland Moreno; Ownership of the British patent by Innovatron of Paris; Decoding Sky's scrambled film channel; More.


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