More on the Eolas Case

By Deane Barker on October 29, 2003

The Eolas Patent: Don’t Be a Victim: A well-written article on what the Eolas patent dispute means to you as a Web developer.

“The ruling is likely to affect you — either as a Web developer, or as a Web consumer. First, despite the fact that Eolas’ lawsuit targeted only Microsoft, every other commercial browser on the market that can run embedded content seamlessly is in infringement as well, and will eventually have to do something to solve the problem. Therefore, if Eolas wins the appeal, Netscape, Opera, and Sun will have to make changes to their browsers as well.”

In related news, Tim Berners Lee and the W3C are trying to get the patent invalidated.