Microsoft patches IE after Eolas ruling

Microsoft has confirmed an April release date for a patch designed to ensure that Internet Explorer can work around a disputed patent for technology allowing web browsers to access interactive application programs.

In a blog posting, the firm warned that the ActiveX-related patch could disrupt existing uses of the technology and advised developers to test the updates on their systems. The patch has already been made available for download for this purpose, but the forthcoming April update will install the patch on all remaining systems.

Source: The Register

So Microsoft is bending before they have actually "lost" the case? I say good for them. If/when Eolas wins this, it is going to be hell on the little guy.

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