[funsec] TrendMicro goes...
jericho at attrition.org
Wed Jan 30 23:19:27 CST 2008
On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Paul Ferguson wrote:
: It bears repeating that this is not about prior art in AV scanning, but
: rather, doing so on a gateway device (e.g. appliance) which Trend Micro
: was the first to do -- hence the patent.
Likewise, bears repeating:
If prior art had anti-virus software scanning incoming mail for viruses
before passing to the client, but only did so on the SMTP server.. and
the TM patent covers an additional device (proxy / appliance /
whatever), then that is hardly patent-worthy in many people's opinion.
If you disagree, then I should patent a system where the mail is passed to
*two* devices before the SMTP server, one which scans for MALWARE since
the patent only says 'virus', and the other that scans for viruses. Such a
patent can be worded the same as the TM patent, just s/virus/malware and
it should be just as valid. Right?
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