The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) seems inclined to let an early patent covering browser applets stand, despite opposition from Microsoft and a band of Internet gurus.
On Tuesday, the USPTO issued a "Notice of Intent to Issue a Reexam Certificate" to Eolas Technology, the tiny University of California spin-off that received U.S. Patent No. 5,838,906 in 1998.
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