The Web Is Saved: East Texas Jury Says Eolas Patents Are Invalid
from the that-was-fast! dept
I wonder just how silly the long list of companies who "settled" with Eolas before the trial started feel right now.
Of course, all of that settlement money means that Eolas still has a big bank account. That means it'll appeal this ruling, and the case may still go on for a few years. But it's going to have to clear a big hurdle, and in the meantime it won't be able to sue anyone else using these patents. Score one for obviousness and a jury that recognized a patent troll trying to put up an innovation toll booth to try to demand loads of cash it didn't deserve.