Microsoft gets 5,000th patent

From TechRepublic:

Microsoft plans to announce on Tuesday that it has been granted its 5,000th U.S. patent

The patent milestone represents a key marker for the software maker in its recent push to boost its patent filings and then license its technology to other companies.

The milestone patent covers technology used to provide a distinct “spectator experience” for video games, a technique used extensively in the Xbox 360.

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