Patent-licensing company says it owns the interactive web

Suit demands royalty payments, targets Google, Yahoo! and others

There’s a showdown in Texas that could significantly impact the web as we know it.

Way back in 1993, University of California researchers claim they invented and patented “the interactive web”—namely, websites with interactive features, such as rotating pictures or streaming video. One of those researchers, Michael Doyle, now owns a patent-licensing company, Eolas Technologies.

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