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August 30, 2007

Microsoft Settles With Eolas Over Browser Patent

Microsoft and Eolas have concluded a settlement agreement over the use of a disputed patent for technology used in Internet Explorer.  Eolas had won a judgment against Microsoft for $521 million for use of patented technology that describes how applets and plug-ins work with a browser.  After judgment Microsoft challenged the patents with the Patent and Trademark Office.  After some back and forth on the validity of the patents, the USPTO upheld Eolas. 

The settlement is not public, but the fact of the settlement apparently is.  See the story in Ars Technica.

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