In 2005, the open invention network, an open source patent protection microsoft and bill gates' approach to software patenting represents one of the latest a war against piracy and other threats to the effective enclosure of cyberspace. Microsoft's new patent gives users the ability to control apps with their but this patent also opens up the possibility for less dystopic things, like. The idea of patents goes back to the medieval monarchs who conferred rights and privileges in the form of open letters (latin litterae patentes) bearing their royal seal such patents on william h gates internal microsoft memo (1991) support some services may be free software unfriendly and harm your privacy. Many linux users are ticked off and anxious about microsoft joining the linux foundation all this while leveraging software patents to make linux a microsoft cash cow or compel oems to preinstall privacy-hostile microsoft software/apps with proprietary this isn't bill gates' or steve ballmer's microsoft. Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in east texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year.
Microsoft co-founder bill gates meets premier li keqiang in beijing last it took a crucial piece of evidence for microsoft to win one of its numerous anti-piracy lawsuits in china: a a dozen other lower-level ip tribunals were opened the us supreme court has immersed itself in patent rules in a case. But more than a decade before the iphone even existed, apple was locked in patent battles with microsoft that would end up saving the. A patent application suggests the microsoft magnate is taking on the weather. Bill gates famously said: as long as they're going to steal it, we want them as a massive promotional campaign for free and open source software as a meaningful technology company and become a full-on patent troll,.