by Mike Masnick
Tue, Apr 27th 2010 2:34am
johnjac points out that it's a bit odd that, in the middle of a patent lawsuit, data center provider F5 Networks complains that competitor A10 Networks name itself is an attempt to copy F5. Who knows whether the patent questions are legitimate, but names have nothing to do with patents, and it seems like a pretty big stretch for F5 to claim that a company that combines a letter and a number is automatically doing so "as a play, or allusion to, F5's corporate name." And, even if it were true, how would that matter if the discussion is over patents, not trademarks?
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