Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Nov 2010 00:27 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Well, this was to be expected: an anti-virus company complaining that Microsoft's Security Essentials - by far the best anti-virus tool for Windows - is anti-competitive. Microsoft recently began offering MSE as an optional download via the optional Microsoft Update service (which is not Windows Update), and Trend Micro (a patent troll) is going into boo-hoo mode over it.
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Trend Micro =/= patent troll
by JokeyRhyme on Sat 6th Nov 2010 03:56 UTC
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2010-05-28

I would hardly call Trend Micro a patent troll. They actually have released products in the domain in question for quite some time. That would be like calling Apple or Microsoft patent trolls. We could call these companies many things, but they don't exist solely to litigate patent suits or licence patents (which is how I would define "patent troll").

That said, Trend Micro certainly haven't earned themselves many friends lately.

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