Mapping Microsoft Windows Server Protocols to Patents

In today’s blog I am going to go “off topic” and discuss interoperability as it relates to Microsoft’s recent announcements re: their “interoperability principals” and analyze how recently published Microsoft protocols map to US patents and US patent applications that are held by Microsoft. You may (or may not) be surprised with some of my analysis at the end of this blog post regarding the percentage of the protocols that are actually covered by US patents and the total number of US patents that are in Windows operating system (client and server) that I was able to deduce based on information published by Microsoft.



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