Microsoft hopes to curb patent lawsuits with website

04/2/2013 | Nasdaq.com

Microsoft has introduced Patent Tracker, a website that lists all of its 40,000-plus patents in a database that can be downloaded or viewed online, which follows the company's vow to be more transparent about patent-ownership issues. The list will "help prevent gamesmanship by companies that seek to lie in wait and 'hold up' companies rather than enable a well-functioning secondary market," Microsoft's Brad Smith wrote in a blog post.

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