Ars technica is reporting on a patent trial
taking place in ... you guessed it ... East Texas that could have quite an impact on the web as we know it. Eolas Technologies is suing eight companies including Google and Yahoo for $600 million in a series of four trials, the first of which (to determine the validity of the patents) could go to the jury today.
"Today, Doyle and his lawyers say he’s owed royalty payments for the use of a stunning array of modern Web technologies. Watching online video, having a "search suggestion" pop up in a search bar, or even rotating an image of a sweater you might want to buy on an online shopping site—all are said to infringe on the idea-space of Doyle and his company, Eolas Technologies.
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