Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
Intellectual Asset Management Magazine recently published a feature story entitled “A revolution launched on the back of IP” which highlights the role intellectual property played in helping to bring Kinect for Xbox 360 to market. Reporter Jack Ellis spoke to members of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business and Intellectual Property Group to understand how the two groups partnered together early on in the development process to protect innovations. The article profiles some of the big moments in time for patents, copyright and trademark around Kinect for Xbox 360.
We invited Jack to join us for a brief question and answer session to talk a little about why he was interested in reporting on this story, how he thinks IP professionals should view the current IP landscape and what some of the big priorities for IP leaders are in the year ahead.
Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
Today, Microsoft announced Windows 8 has reached Release Preview and Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 will have “Do Not Track” (DNT) on by default. This post includes additional thoughts about this important milestone in our effort to advance trust and consumer privacy online. Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 will be the first browser to have DNT on by default. Consumers can change this setting, but the default will be to send the DNT signal to websites that consumers visit.
Posted by Simmone MisraSenior Licensing Executive, Microsoft
This morning, we announced a licensing agreement with Aspen Avionics, a manufacturer of general aviation cockpit display systems. What’s noteworthy about the announcement is that it is the first agreement forged by Microsoft in the avionics industry, and is also the first agreement we have announced in the commercial sector, thus demonstrating that exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is great for commercial and consumer applications alike.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) paid a visit to Redmond today to tour the Microsoft Home of the Future. In the photo below, Cantor (at left) looks on as Microsoft researcher Hrvoje Benko demonstrates cutting-edge wearable multi-touch projection technology that will allow a user to operate a smartphone by touching a projection of the device’s screen on any flat surface.
"The ongoing innovation demonstrated by Microsoft is impressive,” Cantor said. “Its efforts to leverage innovation will help improve everyday life for all Americans."
Posted by Bart Eppenauer & Jason AlbertChief Patent Counsel & Associate General Counsel for IP Policy & Strategy, Microsoft
Today is World IP Day, a day to celebrate how intellectual property fosters and encourages innovation and creativity. In honor of this day and the 2012 theme of recognizing “Visionary Inventors,” we would like to thank all the contributors to the company’s world-class Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio.