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Browser patent ruled invalid

Reuters reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has reversed a patent granted to Eolas Technologies that dealt with how browsers access hyperlinks to non-HTML media.

Eolas called the action “routine” and stated it was part of any review process. However, Microsoft said that the Patent Office “has only invalidated 151 patents out of nearly 4 million patents awarded since 1988.” The Register (UK) also called the action “rare.”

cNet – Reuters (5 Mar); The Register (UK) (5 Mar)

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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