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({{navbox}} Maybe the best documentation on the evolution of company policy is the statements at the: * 1994 USPTO software patent hearings ==Related pages on {{SITENAME}}== * [[Who lobbied for s)
 
(==Microsoft== The number of patents granted to Microsoft:<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/31/business/yourmoney/31digi.html</ref> * 1987: 1 * 1990: 5 * 1995: 77 * 2000: 1,296 * 2005: 3,955 This)
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Maybe the best documentation on the evolution of company policy is the statements at the:
 
Maybe the best documentation on the evolution of company policy is the statements at the:
 
* [[1994 USPTO software patent hearings]]
 
* [[1994 USPTO software patent hearings]]
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==Microsoft==
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The number of patents granted to Microsoft:<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/31/business/yourmoney/31digi.html</ref>
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* 1987: 1
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* 1990: 5
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* 1995: 77
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* 2000: 1,296
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* 2005: 3,955
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This could be seen as an indication that Microsoft didn't need patents to get from zero to dominant, but once in a dominant position, they filled their patent portfolio to entrench their position and protect them against competition.
  
 
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* (95% in English) [http://www.ffii.fr/Alcatel-rapports-annuels-et-brevets.html Alcatel: Annuel reports and patents] - an interesting look at the evolution of Alcatel's position on patents from 1997 to 2004
 
* (95% in English) [http://www.ffii.fr/Alcatel-rapports-annuels-et-brevets.html Alcatel: Annuel reports and patents] - an interesting look at the evolution of Alcatel's position on patents from 1997 to 2004
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Revision as of 23:53, 24 July 2010

Maybe the best documentation on the evolution of company policy is the statements at the:

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Microsoft

The number of patents granted to Microsoft:[1]

  • 1987: 1
  • 1990: 5
  • 1995: 77
  • 2000: 1,296
  • 2005: 3,955

This could be seen as an indication that Microsoft didn't need patents to get from zero to dominant, but once in a dominant position, they filled their patent portfolio to entrench their position and protect them against competition.

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References

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/31/business/yourmoney/31digi.html


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