An example of software patents being a bad thing(tm)

Jun 1st, 2004

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Category: General Security

An example of software patents being a bad thing(tm)

InfoWorld: Network Associates is granted broad antispam patent: June 01, 2004: By : SECURITY
Looks from this article like we’ll be seeing some patent lawsuits soon in the security world. This is a good example of what I don’t like about software patents, an overly broad patent, for which there may well be prior art, but in order to challenge it there will now have to be an expensive court case out of which no-one will win but the lawyers!!!
sigh

DISCUSSION 1 Comments

  1. information security June 3, 2004 at 9:43 am

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