Looking for Prior Art Against Eolas

By Deane Barker on October 31, 2003

Web patent critics spotlight old technology: This Eolas lawsuit is one of the rare issues that has united about everyone, even Microsoft.

“The Web community is rummaging desperately through dusty technology archives, in a bid to overturn a sweeping patent verdict that could force major changes on the Internet’s most popular software products.

Companies and standards bodies are hoping to unearth technology that predates the patent and performs essentially the same functions — a legal concept known as ‘prior art.’”

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  1. If ……

    “The Web community is rummaging desperately through dusty technology archives, in a bid to overturn a sweeping patent verdict that could force major changes on the Internet’s most popular software products.

    Companies and standards bodies are hoping to unearth technology that predates the patent and performs essentially the same functions — a legal concept known as ‘prior art.'”

    ….Then perhaps people should take a look at this lawyer’s blog entry

    http://nip.blogs.com/patent/2004/11/cloakanddagge.html

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