Microsoft patent push – 57,000 and counting


57,000 – That’s a lot of patents Microsoft are aiming for.

This is actually an interesting insight into the Microsoft mindset – they are actively pursuing research + development, and protecting their IP. The numbers from the Microsoft PressPass article put the totals at:

  • 10,000 issued US patents
  • 17,000 pending US patents
  • 30,000 international and pending patents


I wonder how they check up if any of them have been infringed?

(See also the Patents Scorecard – click on ‘Computer Software’. And also check out IBM in the ‘Computer Systems’ section – nice going!)

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By Craig Bailey