#vaeo Tim Berners-Lee In Court To Try To Prevent Patent Troll Eolas From Patenting Key Web Concepts | Techdirt
Via Scoop.it – INTERNET in DANGER
Remember Eolas? We’ve written about this infamous patent troll many times, mostly focusing on its big patent fight with Microsoft over the idea of browser plugins — a case it eventually settled. In 2009, however, Eolas came back and basically sued the web, claiming that all sorts of very basic web technologies were, in fact, infringing on a brand new, ridiculously broad patent (built on the earlier patent), 7,599,985.