Microsoft Gives In To Eolas With Software Changes

Law360, New York (March 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- After more than two years of stiff resistance, Microsoft Corp. has been forced to alter its ubiquitous Internet Explorer 6.0 software to comply with a court ruling in the patent infringement case brought by browser technology firm Eolas Technologies Inc.

The move follows Eolas’ 2003 victory against Microsoft, which led to a record-breaking $561 million damage award. In October 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Microsoft’s case after the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected its defense.

Microsoft informed customers that it would remove the...
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