USPTO Reopens Eola Investigation

Law360, New York (November 12, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- The US Patent and Trademark office has launched a re-examinon of the controversial Eolas patent, in the wake of the objections presented by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) last week, CNET reported.

"A substantial outcry from a widespread segment of the affected industry has essentially raised a question of patentability with respect to the patent claim," Patent Office deputy commissioner for patent examination policy Stephen Kunin told CNET.

"A substantial new question of patentability exists with respect to claims 1-3 and 6-8 of the 906...
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