Eolas Appeal

Been busy all afternoon – the carefully worded CNet headline: Appeals court revisits Eolas decision

The decision: Eolas Technologies, Inc., et al. v. Microsoft Corp. (more reading)

A quick skim suggests that there’s some interesting content here about what constitutes public release (a WWW posting is sufficient according to the decision) and what constitutes a component of an infringing product (software code/”gold” code counts as a component in this case)

Slashdot has an even clearer headline: Appeals Court Sends Eolas Case Back For New Trial

Later – the NYTime’s Patent Ruling Against Microsoft Is Thrown Out; WaPo’s Microsoft Ruling Overturned