Thursday, June 09, 2011

Microsoft wants to "protect inventors who hold patents representing true innovation"

Microsoft on the Supreme Court decision in the i4i case:

"While the outcome is not what we had hoped for, we will continue to advocate for changes to the law that will prevent abuse of the patent system and protect inventors who hold patents representing true innovation," Microsoft spokesman Kevin Kutz said in an email statement.

On "true innovation," don't forget that Microsoft has published application 20070300174 (MONITORING GROUP ACTIVITIES )

The first claim of this Microsoft case is

An activity monitoring system that facilitates managing and optimizing user activity automatically to improve overall user productivity and efficiency comprising:a monitoring component that can monitor user activity conducted on one or more computing devices; andan activity management component which can process and evaluate user activity data to assess user performance on their respective activities and the current allocation of system and human resources.

Reuters noted of the i4i case: Google Inc, Yahoo Inc and trade groups such as the Computer & Communications Industry Association supported Microsoft


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