Microsoft To Reveal Patents In Bid To Curb Litigation

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 5:07 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it would soon publish a list of all the patents it owns and encouraged other companies to do the same in order to promote openness in the patent system and reduce litigation abuse.

In a post on the company's official blog that also discussed other ways to improve the patent system, Microsoft executive vice president and general counsel Brad Smith said the company would post information about its patents by April 1.

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