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Pei-Yuan Wei is at the center of a controversy over patents relating to embedded objects in a web browser. At question is whether his browser, ViolaWWW, had the capability to launch embedded objects, prior to the date a patent was filed by Michael David Doyle of Eolas, and the University of California. If it did, it would constitute prior art, which may invalidate the patent issued to Eolas. If it did not, in addition to major financial penalties against such companies as Microsoft, the way the World Wide Web and the way browsers that surf it work may be forced to change.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Paul Festa (2003-10-03). "Eolas files motion to enjoin IE". Ziff-Davis. http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513-5088349.html.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Rhys Blakely (2005-03-04). "Future of the web to go on trial". The Times (United Kingdom). http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article418430.ece?token=null&offset=12.