Microsoft Takes On IBM For U.S. Patent Mantle
Microsoft will file for more than 3,000 patents in fiscal year 2005, which began July 1, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said at an annual analyst meeting on Thursday. This is a "fairly dramatic increase" over its fiscal year 2004 patent activity, in which slightly more than 2,000 patents were filed, he said.
Last year, the U.S. Patent...
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