02/10/2012 10:33 am ET

Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Troll's Claim To Own The Interactive Web

After threatening web companies for more than a decade, Michael Doyle and his patent-holding company Eolas Technologies -- named after the Irish word for knowledge -- may be finished.

An eight-member federal jury in East Texas deliberated Thursday for just a few hours before concluding that all of Eolas' asserted claims of ownership to technology allowing access to the interactive web were invalid.

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