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[ NNSquad ] Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Trolls' Claim To Own the Interactive Web

Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Trolls' Claim To Own the Interactive Web

http://j.mp/wlj0go  (Wired)

   "After threatening web companies for more than a decade, Michael Doyle
    and his patent-holding company Eola - named after the Irish word for
    knowledge - may be finished.  An eight-member federal jury in East
    Texas deliberated Thursday for just a few hours before concluding that
    all of Eolas' asserted claims of ownership to technology allowing
    access to the interactive web were invalid. That means the three
    upcoming trials that were scheduled to rule on infringement and
    damages, for Google, Yahoo, and other companies, have been cancelled.
    The eight defendant companies who resisted the lawsuits won't pay
    anything to Eolas , or its partner the University of California, for
    using the web."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
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