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SonicWALL, a company I’ve had a lot of respect for in the past, has apparently decided to improve its revenue outlook by going after other software companies for alleged patent infringement.  Disappointing.

The patents are all over the place, and don’t mean much for our products.  We are asking them for more clarity as to how exactly our products allegedly infringe on their patents, as we are a bit confused. 

You can see the demand letter here (pdf). (I have redacted the attorney’s name from the document in the interest of professional courtesy.)

I assume they are sending this as a form letter to other security companies, so if anyone else has received one, please contact me.

Alex Eckelberry

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