More Eolas vs IE nonsense

Somebody needs to stop the insanity. Apparently Microsoft’s first appeal of the Eolas patent nonsense has been denied by a federal judge.I really don’t get it though, W3C presented the US Patent Office with prior art, showing that the patent is invalid. Wouldn’t that evidence be admissible?

In any case, the Patent Office is apparently investigating the patent, and if sanity prevails, it will be found invalid. If sanity DOESN’T prevail, it’s going to be a hella busy time for web developers, and the $512 million dollar judgement against Microsoft will be just a drop in the bucket as to how much the rest of the world will have to pay in order to fix this problem.

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.