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China Publishes Secret List Of Microsoft’s Android Patents

Well, let’s just say the list is not so secret anymore! Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. But the Chinese government is…

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Foxconn Is Now Microsoft’s Largest Android And Chrome OS Licensee

Foxconn, the world’s largest technology manufacturer has now officially become Microsoft’s number one Android and Chrome OS patent license, after penning a new deal with…

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Patent Application Shows Nokia Was Working On A Tablet Design In 2011

The mobile phone maker hailing from Finland has found quite some audience with its Lumia lineup of smartphones running various versions of Microsoft’s mobile operating…

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Microsoft Granted US Patent For Surface Touch Cover

After securing the patent for the design of the Surface tablets, Microsoft has now been issued a patent regarding the Touch Cover for both of…

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Microsoft Granted Surface Design Patent

Microsoft has big plans for its Surface lineup of devices. And in a bid to make sure that no other company copies its Surface design…

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Microsoft Files In A Patent For An Antibacterial Touchscreen

Surprising not many technology companies thought of this before, but with touchscreen gaining mainstream acceptance, Redmond has jumped in and started work on a new…

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SurfCast Going After Microsoft for using Live Tiles

Apparently the “live tiles” that we’ve been seeing with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are now sparking a lawsuit. An operating system technology designer…

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Nokia Design Patent Might Give Us a Look at the Future of Lumia Designs

Nokia builds high quality products with reasonably decent software packed in, but it is still fiscally struggling. Marketing might be part of the problem, the…

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Pantech And Microsoft Working Towards Android-Patent Agreement

When it comes to the mobile market, Microsoft has yet to really stake a firm claim. Still, at least they are getting a…

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Microsoft’s New Task-Switching Patent

There has been a lot of drama around Windows as of late. Some out there on the web are claim that Windows is on…

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Microsoft Acquires New Patent Regarding DVR/Console Functions

When Microsoft first unveiled its Xbox console line, there was certainly at least some mixed reaction. I remember myself thinking, “They build operating system software that…

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Does Windows 8 Infringe on One of Apple’s Patent’s?

On Tuesday, Apple was awarded a patent on its Slide to Unlock feature that is on all of its touchscreen iOS devices. Anyone who looks at…

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Have Apple got Microsoft and Google in check with this new patent?

Apple have just been granted a patent that may change the balance of power between them, Microsoft and Apple. The US Patent – number 8,046,721 describes “A…

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Microsoft submits patent claim for sketch based password authentication in Windows 8

Microsoft has submitted a patent claim for its Windows 8 sketch-based password authentication feature. The patent, numbered 8,024,775, was originally filed on 20 February, 2008, but…

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Microsoft has been granted the Metro UI patent

Microsoft’s patent for the Metro UI, filed under “Visual motion for user interface feedback”, has been approved by the USPTO. This patent was originally filed in…

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Microsoft streaming OS in the future?

New from Winrumors: A recently published U.S. patent has revealed Microsoft’s future plans for a streaming operating system. The patent, entitled “Fast Machine Booting Through…

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Microsoft receives Patent for foot interface

This week Microsoft finally won a patent on a foot-based user interface after waiting nearly five years. Called “Foot-based interface for interacting with a computer,”…