A win for Microsoft, and us…

Okay, I’m glad that this happened. Basically Eolas had sued MS for infringing on patents that enable plug-in’s to work the way they do in the browser. Eolas had won an earlier decision in this case, but then lost on this appeal. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Basically if Eolas had won, it would have meant that MS would have had to re-tool how it dealt with plug-in’s and all it would have done is make life harder for the end user. If you didn’t know, this is also one that Ray Ozzie came to the defense of Microsoft on, claiming prior art in the Notes client. So as interesting as it sounds, maybe Notes helped save Internet Explorer. πŸ™‚ Either way, this is one that I’m happy that MS has won.