Browser Patents

Recently, Microsoft lost a case involving a browser patent infringment to Eolas, with the court asking Microsoft to pay USD 521 million. Says News.com: “The technology in question is one of the fundamental elements of Web browsing. Applets and plug-ins allow Web surfers to view multimedia or real-time content within a Web browser rather than a separate software application. Features such as movie clips, streaming audio, and live stock quotes can be embedded into a Web page and served to consumers.”

Now, Ray Ozzie takes a closer look at the patent and shows how there was prior art in Lotus Notes 3. Makes for fascinating reading.

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