Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

Chris Yuzik itdept at
Tue Jan 29 19:38:19 GMT 2008

Nigel Kendrick wrote:
> "Anti-virus firm Trend Micro is suing Barracuda Networks over their use of
> the open source anti-virus product ClamAV. The issue is Trend Micro's patent
> on 'anti-virus detection on an SMTP or FTP gateway'. Companies like Symantec
> and McAfee are already paying licensing fees to Trend Micro."
Ya gotta love software patents. Nothing like giving a patent out for 
something that is plainly obvious to anyone "in the know."

Why do people put in their $0.02, but it only costs a penny for your 

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