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University of California Defends Eolas Patent

Law360 (May 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Regents of the University of California this week defended its “Eolas” patent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, arguing that it should be allowed to retain the controversial patent at the center of a $521 million jury award against Microsoft Corp.

The university filed a response to a preliminary decision from March, in which the USPTO rejected the patent, owned by the University of California and licensed to Eolas Technologies Inc.

Last year, an Illinois jury delivered a $521 million verdict against Microsoft for...
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