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Microsoft issued 10,000th patent

Eileen McDermott, New York

Microsoft has been issued its 10,000th US patent, a milestone the company said highlights its goal of obtaining enough patents to maximise the value of its massive R&D efforts, while still focussing on patent quality over quantity

The company received its 10,000th patent, US number 7,479,950, on January 20. The technology provides users with a simplified method of reassociating data elements represented on an interactive display surface.

Microsoft now holds more than 10,000 issued...

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