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Microsoft to Modify Windows, IE Following Eolas Ruling

Law360 (October 12, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Software maker Microsoft said it would make "modest changes" to its Windows operating system and Internet Explorer web browser to eliminate codes that infringe on a patent for launching programs from a web browser.

Microsoft said it would finalize the changes by early 2004 and offer documentation to IE developers. Among the changes are procedures for handling pages that use Flash, QuickTime, RealOne, Acrobat Reader, Virtual Machine and Microsoft's own Media Player.

In August, a jury found that Microsoft had infringed on Eolas Technologies' patent for...
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