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Eolas Wins Reexamination Of Patent In $561M Lawsuit Against Microsoft

Law360 (September 29, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a troubling development for Microsoft Inc., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appears set to uphold the patent at the center of the $561 million patent lawsuit brought by Eolas Technologies.

On Tuesday, the USPTO issued a "Notice of Intent to Issue a Reexam Certificate" to Eolas Technology for U.S. Patent No. 5,838,906.

The news was first reported by Dennis Crouch, an attorney with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, in his widely read blog, Patently-O.

The latest development in the protracted patent dispute means...
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