Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

dnsadmin dnsadmin at
Tue Jan 29 20:33:09 GMT 2008

At 02:37 PM 1/29/2008, you wrote:

>On Jan 29, 2008 2:26 PM, Nigel Kendrick 
><support-lists at> 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."
>I noticed that too.  Not too impressive on Trend Micro's part.  :|
>Pretty much ensuring I'll never touch another one of their products.

I agree.

BTW, Barracuda is looking for 'prior art' if anyone can or cares to submit:

These lawyers for Trend Micro obviously don't know how to run a 
business, but this business move shows that Trend Micro does not 
either. This is a poor business move. per usual, the only winners will be the lawyers.

Any good, dead lawyer jokes, anybody? 

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