Thursday, March 03, 2005

Appeal Court order re-trial in MS v Eolas

The Appeal Court yesterday ordered a re-trial in one of the most important patent cases in the history of the Internet, Eolas Technologies Incorporated and the Regents of the University of California v Microsoft Corporation. A jury had awarded Eolas $521 million in damages for patent infringement and Microsoft, in parallel with the judicial appeals process, had been having some success in getting the US Patent Office to re-examine and invalidate the patent.

There's probably lots of commentary from all the usual suspects.

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