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November 13, 2003


By popular request—most notably that of the W3C—the US Patent Office is going back to re-evaluate the fitness of the Eolas patent. If this patent is overturned on prior art, it could form an important precedent for other cases where basic internet technologies have been patented. In the Land of Pipe Dreams, it could even lead the patent office to re-evaluate the way they give out such patents in the future. So let’s all stand behind Microsoft on this one!