Court cases are never pleasant or simple. The ongoing battle between security companies Trend Micro and Barracuda Networks took a new twist on Wednesday, when Barracuda launched a counter-suit in the companies' patent battle.
Trend Micro initially started to sue Barracuda Networks in 2006, claiming the company had infringed Trend Micro patents developed around gateway antivirus.
Now Barracuda is suing Trend, claiming infringements of patents bought from IBM "for defence".
"Barracuda Networks would prefer to focus on innovation, not litigation, so it is unfortunate that we must defend ourselves with a countersuit," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks, in a statement. "Innovation will lead to a safer Internet, litigation will not."