June 7, 2011
/PRNewswire/ -- Internet technology provider Eolas Technologies Inc. has reached a settlement with
-based Playboy Enterprises International Inc. (NYSE: PLA) in a
patent infringement lawsuit. Under the agreement, Playboy has licensed two Eolas patents that enable Internet browsers to host embedded interactive applications.
The settlement resolves Eolas' legal claims against Playboy in
Eolas Technologies Inc. v. Adobe Systems Inc., et al.
, No. 6:09-cv-446. The lawsuit remains pending against several additional defendants.
Eolas previously reached settlements and licensing agreements with
-based New Frontier Media (Nasdaq: NOOF);
Redwood City, Calif.
-based Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL), which acquired defendant Sun Microsystems in
-based JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM); and
-based Argosy Publishing Inc.
Eolas conducts leading-edge research and development to create innovative technologies in data analysis, visualization, collaboration and networking. For nearly 20 years, Eolas' innovations have enabled corporations around the world to enhance their products and improve their customers' website experiences.
The lawsuit includes claims related to two Eolas patents, U.S. Patent No. 5,838,906 ('906 Patent) and U.S. Patent No. 7,599,985 ('985 Patent).
The '906 Patent embodies technology that enabled web browsers for the first time to act as platforms for fully interactive embedded applications. This advanced browser technology provides rich interactive online experiences for more than a billion web users worldwide. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the '906 Patent in
The '906 Patent was the subject of prior litigation against Microsoft Corp. that resulted in a 2004 federal judgment of more than
in favor of Eolas. The USPTO has affirmed the validity of the '906 Patent in three separate proceedings, including two patent reexaminations, the most recent of which concluded in
Companies still named as defendants in the lawsuit include
San Jose, Calif.
-based Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE);
-based Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN);
-based Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL);
Vernon Hills, Ill.
-based CDW Corp.;
-based Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C);
San Jose, Calif.
-based eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY);
-based Frito-Lay Inc. [a subsidiary of
Purchase, New York
-based PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP)];
-based The Go Daddy Group Inc. (Nasdaq: DADY);
Mountain View, Calif.
-based Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG);
-based J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP);
Delray Beach, FL
-based Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP);
-based Perot Systems Corp., which is now known as Dell Services after being acquired by
Round Rock, Texas
-based Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL);
-based Rent-A-Center Inc. (Nasdaq: RCII);
-based Staples Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS);
-based Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN);
-based Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO); and
San Bruno, Calif.
-based YouTube LLC, a subsidiary of Google Inc.
For information, contact Mike Androvett at 800-559-4534 or
SOURCE Eolas Technologies Inc.