A Texas Jury Now Deliberating Who, if Anyone, Owns the Web

The fate of the openness of the interactive web is now in the hands of a jury in Texas, weighing testimony from the Web’s early pioneers about the validity of a patent claim on features such as embedded video. A loss means that nearly every major U.S. website could owe thousands to millions of dollars to an obscure patent-licensing company based in a small-town in Texas.