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


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.