Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Jan 30 10:19:39 GMT 2008

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Fortunately the patent was published in 1997 (which I beat by years) and 
was filed ("PRS Date"?) in November 2000, which I also pre-date.

Not that I care anyway :-)

Julian Field wrote:
> * PGP Signed: 01/30/08 at 09:56:32
> One bit of bad news. I just discovered the patent was also granted in 
> the UK as
> GB2309561. So it does affect me :-(
> How they got that one through when we theoretically don't have 
> software patents is beyond me.
> Martin.Hepworth wrote:
>> Heh
>> I see McAffee and Symantec have already dolled the money as it's 
>> cheaper than "fighting a stupid patent" (tm). ;-(
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>> Martin Hepworth
>> Snr Systems Administrator
>> Solid State Logic
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
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>>> Sent: 30 January 2008 08:48
>>> To: MailScanner discussion
>>> Subject: Re: Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus
>>> On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 22:12, Julian Field wrote:
>>>> But I thought patents affected the designers of such systems, not the
>>>> users. They are going after Barracuda, not their customers.
>>> They can always stop the systems from being sold in the US.
>>> However MailScanner is never sold as its free ;)
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