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.
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.