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Monday, February 12, 2001

Symantec granted patent on patching

According to a Gamasutra article, Symantec Granted Patent On Software Patches. So, now Symantec controls the rights to software patching and updating via the internet. Nice one, patent service. Patching via the internet is an OLD technology, but of course some knob in the patent office let this one through. Supposedly Symantec has no plans to enfore the patent, but why would you apply for one then? I'd get that promise signed in blood by Symantec's entire board of directors AND their lawyers before I'd believe it.

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