Eolas patent invalidated

A Reuters story reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated the patent that Eolas was claiming gave it exclusive licensing to the technique of embedding objects (think ActiveX, Java, Flash, MIDI) into HTML pages. As I had blogged here and here, Microsoft had lost an infringement suit, and industry watchers were concerned that the suit could be the precursor to the end of browser technology as we know it.

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