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Judge hands Web patent troll Eolas a shovel, orders it to dig own grave

For years patent troll Eolas has gotten away with intellectual property lawsuit murder. Stick a fork in them. They’re done.

After a jury ruled against Eolas in the U.S. District Court of East Texas in its latest lawsuit against Amazon, Google, Yahoo and other major Internet companies, Eolas appealed to Judge Leonard Davis for a new trial and he ruled that Eolas had  no basis for an appeal (PDF Link).

This is the end of the road for Eolas’ Web patent suits.  The U.S. District Court of East Texas is infamous for favoring patent trolls. If this court won’t rule in their favor, there’s no way a higher court would rule for them.

Over the years, Eolas had managed to get hundreds of millions for its patents from companies such as Microsoft for violating its intellectual property (IP). These patents essentially covered any Web technology such as JavaScript or AJAX that enabled any calling of a non-Web browser program .  

If that seems a little silly to you, well it also seemed that way to  Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the Web, who testified against Eolas.

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