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Microsoft patent chief: 2010 was a significant year of invention

Dec 19, 2010, 03:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Bishop)

"Microsoft often gets criticized for not pushing the innovation envelope, following in the footsteps of others who blaze the trail. But with the release of Windows Phone 7, Kinect and Windows Azure this year, Microsoft Chief Patent Officer Bart Eppenauer notes in a blog post that 2010 will "go down in history as a significant year for creativity and invention at Microsoft."

"Microsoft -- despite the failure of the Kin mobile device -- has had a string of nice hits in recent months. And Eppenauer notes that the company has instituted a "culture of discovery, creativity and development."

Forgive my skepticism, but patents are neither inventions nor products --ed.

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