Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung's Nook Tablet Now Available With Large Screen
IBM and Microsoft to Collaborate on Hybrid Cloud Solutions
LG Conducts Field tests Of Futurecast TV Broadcast System
LG Display Reports Strong Third Quarter 2014 Results
Moto 360 Android Wear Updated
Canon Announces the Second-Generation EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera
G.Skill Introduces The Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD
Microsoft Is Rolling Out First New Windows 10 Preview Build
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Microsoft Publishes List Of Its Patents on the Web


Microsoft today launched a list of its complete patent portfolio as part of its defense of the software patent system.

The list is currently composed of nearly 41,000 U.S. and international patents assigned to Microsoft or one of its subsidiaries.

The "Patent Tracker" tool provides a list of all of the patents Microsoft owns. Through the Patent Tracker, users can obtain the list in two forms: (1) an online list that is searchable by patent number, patent title, country and whether the patent is held by Microsoft or a subsidiary, and (2) a CSV file containing the entire list that is downloadable and searchable in Microsoft Excel.

"We take this step today because we believe that all stakeholders of the U.S. patent system - private companies, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Congress and the courts - share responsibility for taking steps to improve its operation," said Brad Smith General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft. "Sensible improvements to the patent system, such as increasing transparency on patent ownership, will yield tangible outcomes that enhance American competitiveness, create jobs and foster growth in nearly every sector of the U.S. economy."

Microsoft has been pushing patent transparency since February, when Smith argued that governments need to fix what's broken, but leave what's working untouched. Among the reforms he urged was more openness on who owned what.

After appearing before congressional staffers during a Washington, D.C., briefing Feb. 21, Smith promised that Microsoft would publish a list of its patents.

Smith called on others to follow Microsoft's lead. "We urge other companies to join us in making available information about which patents they own," he said.


Previous
Next
Amazon to Buy Goodreads Social Network        All News        Clearwire To Accept Sprint Funds
Amazon to Buy Goodreads Social Network     General Computing News      Google Offers Same-day Delivery in San Francisco Bay Area

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft And Dell Puts Azure In A Box
Microsoft To Launch A Wearable Device Soon
Microsoft CEO Apologizes For Suggesting Women not Ask for Raises
Microsoft says Samsung owes Millions in unpaid Patent Royalties
Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter Connects Miracast Devices to HDTVs
Microsoft Releases New Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, PC Accessories
Microsoft To Hold Next-generation Windows Event
Microsoft to Buy Minecraft maker Mojang
Microsoft To Drop The Nokia Branding
Microsoft Azure Media Services Adds Live streaming, Content Protection and Indexing Services
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
Microsoft Updates MSN

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .