And the verdict was

and everybody thought the GIF patent issue was absurrrrd…

Patent could force web change

Web developers are anxiously waiting for a Microsoft announcement about
changes to its Internet Explorer browser after a US court found that it
infringes another company’s software patent.

Last month the Chicago District Court awarded $521 million in damages to
Eolas, the small company which holds the patent, ordering Microsoft to
remove all infringing technology from its browser and other programs.

read more here:
BBC NEWS | Technology | Patent could force web change

and what about Netscape, Opera, Mozilla, and Safari? do they have the
tiniest idea the U.S. patent system is flawed?

A maybe we should start thinking about our current work? :frowning: