Appeals Court Overturns Eolas/Microsoft Patent Decision

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This story just came out so the details aren’t fully in yet, but it appears that the Appeals Court has overturned at least part of the Eolas patent decision against Microsoft. It appears they’ve ordered a new trial, where Microsoft will be able to present more evidence of prior art against the patent. This is good news, as the Eolas patent is one of the biggest examples of a patent on something that’s both obvious and with prior art that’s being used to hold innovation hostage.

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