LinuxWorld: Barracuda turns to open source users for patent research
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Date: 29 Jan 2008 20:30
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A security vendor whose product is heavily based on open source is looking to users to help it beat a 1995 antivirus software patent. Barracuda Networks CEO Dean Drako says his company won't license a virus scanning patent from Trend Micro, and he's going to users to help build Barracuda's case file of prior art—previous software products and documentation that could help invalidate the patent in court. Barracuda is launching a new section of its web site, "Legal Defense of Free and Open Source Software", to document the patent case and the company's prior art research.
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