Microsoft in Apple Patent Blunder


Microsoft in Apple Patent Blunder

Created: Thursday, May 6, 2004 posted by at 10:00 am


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Bill Gates JokeSoftware giant Microsoft has won apple patent rights – not those of its arch-rival Apple computer – but a special variety of fruit tree. Microsoft’s apparent new horticultural interest came after the US Patent Office mistakenly granted it the rights to the “Burchinal Red Delicious” apple. US Plant Patent 14,757 was supposed to be granted to Robert Burchinal of East Wenatchee, Washington, instead.

More info at the BBC News site.



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