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Symantec is a computer software company.


[edit] Lobbying for software patents

In the 2010 Bilski v. Kappos case at the US Supreme Court, Symantec submitted a pro-software-patent amicus brief jointly with Microsoft and Philips: am-brief.pdf.

[edit] Software patents used against Symantec

Symantec is paying licence fees to Trend Micro.[1] (See also: Trend Micro v. Barracuda (2008, USA))

Symantec is one of the targets in the case InNova v. 36 companies (2010, USA).

[edit] Patent ownership

According to the study Small Serial Innovators: The Small Firm Contribution To Technical Change, Symantec holds a large number of software patents.

[edit] References

  1. "Driving a Stake In A Blood Sucking Software Patent". http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/driving-stake-blood-sucking-software-patent. "While many thought the patent invalid, it is a very expensive process to have a patent declared invalid. So companies like Symantec, McAfee, Fortinet, Panda among others have all paid Trend blood money over the years." 

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