Microsoft pay-per-use PC Model rejected

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Microsoft recently submitted a patent application for pay-per-use computing as previously reported on Neowin; that application has already been rejected by the patent office. A letter was given to Microsoft privately before the...

Linus' Attempt to Trademark "Linux" Rejected

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In a crucial legal loss for Linus Torvalds, Intellectual Property Australia has ruled that the term "Linux" is just too frequently used on the internet and was not distinctive enough to be trademarked. ...

Microsoft FAT patent rejected

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Microsoft's attempt to create a lucrative future revenue stream from its patent portfolio has tripped at the first hurdle. After an appeal, the US Patent Office has struck down Microsoft's '517 patent (USPTO 5,579, 517)...

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