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 “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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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.