Posts Tagged: Microsoft


Patents: The future of competitive success through innovation

Now more than ever succeeding is all about making better products and offering new and improved services quicker and more reliably than your competitors. Surprisingly, at a …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 2

Smartphone innovation has soared because of patents

It’s impossible to actually support the idea that patents harm smartphone innovation because there is no consumer product that has changed so much over the past …
By Steve Brachmann 1 year ago 10

The European technical standard as a guide for drafting software patents

''A few years ago we ramped up our foreign filings and recognized that we’re writing this one document, this one patent application for so many different …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 6

Microsoft innovates in tactile touchscreens, augmented realities and video games

Microsoft pays a premium for R&D but its investment has paid off as the company currently holds one of the world’s strongest patent portfolios. Just …
By Steve Brachmann 1 year ago 1

America Must be the Leader in Patenting Innovations, Including Software

I do feel that the whole notion of trying to find an “inventive concept” is really challenged. While the Supreme Court went out of its way to …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0

Is Invention on Demand the Next Big Thing?

It will be interesting to see how ipCreate and AOP combine forces and even more interesting to see the technologies that come from ipCreate’s collaboration with …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 2

Software and business methods over half of Google, Microsoft US patents

Software and method patents may appear to have fallen out of favor because of recent court decisions and legislation. However, recent trends indicate that they comprise surprisingly …

Internet Technologies a Continuing Focus for Microsoft

Today we focus on recently published patent applications with an emphasis on technologies and innovations relating to the Internet, social media and cloud computing. Microsoft’s recently …

Xbox 360, the Kinect and the Future of Microsoft Gaming

Microsoft’s Xbox, and the generations of consoles which followed, may not have conquered the market for the software giant based in Redmond, WA, but they have …

Silicon Valley’s Anti-Patent Propaganda: Success at What Cost?

To a large extent Apple, Microsoft and many other Silicon Valley innovators went along with the anti-patent rhetoric perfected by the Google machine. The Silicon Valley elite …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 23

Microsoft Patents Business Data Services, Anti-Phishing Scanners and Tailored Web Services

Microsoft has one of the most powerful patent portfolios in the world and the past few weeks have not shown any signs of slow activity here. One …
By Steve Brachmann 2 years ago 2

Dark Days Ahead: The Patent Pendulum

All of this can really be traced all the way back to the flash of creative genius test by the Supreme Court, which Congress specifically outlawed in …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 20

Improving Innovation Climate Critical to US Economic Future

We have thoroughly destroyed the manufacturing capabilities of the United States and in the process decimated middle class America. The Supreme Court is forcing an anti-patent agenda …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 1

Microsoft Seeks Patent on Avatar Based Shared Media Experience

The featured patent application discusses a social networking method which tries to enhance the shared viewing of video content among a group of people in geographically diverse …
By Steve Brachmann 2 years ago 0

Microsoft Mood Ring? Seeks Patent on Mood Activated Device

We start today with a long look at the featured patent application, which describes a hardware device capable of determining a person’s mood from various sensors …
By Steve Brachmann 2 years ago 0