Today I received an information packet from Acacia Technologies Group
informing me that I was in volation of their patent on "IAR" . IAR is a
US Patent 6,226,677 . That packet suggest that I must license their
technology or face legal action. Has anyone else received this same
The claims the the patent text lead me to believe they don't have much to
stand on. If I read the abstract and claim one correctly then it doesn't
cover a system that doesn't change the destination address. Any solution
that uses the IPFW fwd  rule would not modify the destination address and
therefore does not meet claim 1. I'm I correct in my logic?
What are your takes on this matter?
Jacob S. Barrett
Chief Technology Officer
email: jbarrett at pogozone dot com
address: 114 W. Magnolia Street Suite 417
Bellingham, Washington 98225