The research world is filled with new ideas about how to increase the security of shipping products. Many of these ideas, however, never manage to make it into production. Some ideas form the core for other technologies that do end up making it, some are relegated to a footnote in subsequent academic papers, and some disappear into obscurity. In this presentation, I’ll provide a case-study of several features developed either in the academic community or internally at BlackBerry. At least one of these features has made it into a shipping product, while others have been left on the cutting-room floor. I’ll explore how the core idea morphed and was adapted before it managed to make it into product.