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