Eolas v. Microsoft Sun, Dec 4, 2005

At least interesting to tech types and possibly many friends of ours because one of those friends is on the

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1895907,00.asp

Eolas won the judgment, Microsoft was going to vigorously defend, now it looks like their giving up. Granted I hate software patents in general, but it’s always good to see Microsoft get it handed to them. Mostly because it happens so rarely.

The patent had to do with Active X - a good idea that was poorly implemented - surprise!. Maybe they will grow a clue and dump it altogether. Since the inception of Active X it’s been a security blight on the Internet. And that’s how I feel about that.

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