Newly uncovered patent applications from Redmond Washington based software giant Microsoft show what the company is up to. The most recent trove of patents reveals Microsoft is still able to file patents like it is their job. In a two week period employees at Microsoft filed for 200 patents.
While there are a lot of projects going on in the labs at Microsoft, many wonder why the company is filing so many patents. Patent law in the United States was changed from “first to invent” to “first to file” making filing patents the most important thing any company or inventor can do. If you can’t win with compelling products maybe you can win in the court room; or at least settle in the lobby.
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