Federal Circuit To Hear Appeal This Week In $565M Eolas Ruling

Law360, New York (December 7, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A panel of judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. is scheduled to hear an appeal this week of a lower court’s decision to order Microsoft Corp. to pay $565 million in damages for infringing a patent with its Internet Explorer web browser.

At the hearing, scheduled for Thursday, Microsoft plans to question the validity of the so-called Eolas patent, according to company officials.

Microsoft’s appeal, filed with the court on June 3, asks that the infringement judgment be...
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