Microsoft Wins Bid For New Judge In Eolas Spat

Law360, New York (August 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After years of legal sniping with browser technology firm Eolas Technologies Inc., Microsoft Corp. will have a chance to renew its battle cry after a Federal Circuit ruling Monday that will allow the software giant to bring its long-simmering patent infringement case before a different judge.

Eolas has yet to collect on its record-breaking $561 million damages award, handed down in a stunning 2003 victory against Washington state-based Microsoft.

In October 2005, Microsoft suffered a second blow when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear its...
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