IDG.no: Trend Micro: Barracuda suit not about open source
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 14 Jun 2008 07:50
Number of posts: 1
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In the patent, we are not claiming that we invented the antivirus scanner. We are not claiming that we invented the proxy server. But the concept of using these two together so that you can stop the virus during the transition is new. Like I said, I'm not a patent specialist, but at that time it was awarded as a patent. And then later on even IBM themselves exchanged their patent with us, and so there was some recognition of that as a valid patent. And then later on it was litigated. Software patents are always very controversial. It's not about open source; it's about how you define the patent.
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