Do SecAgg related patents by universities and companies have any implications for flower?

I’m considering to use flower and it’s secure aggregation mod in a project. I stumbled upon this patent: Systems and methods for secure aggregation in federated learning claiming some aspects of the secure aggregation protocol/ algorithm. I was wondering how you deal with it and if it’s even relevant for your implementation of SecAgg.
Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

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The said patent is not by google but University of Southern Cali. So I’m rephrasing this question to be more general. There seem to be multiple patents by google also.

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