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Microsoft: Not much to show for 10,000 patents
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| Maybe. But innovation is what hasn't actually done Microsoft much good, at
| least as measured in terms of new product lines that generate material
| amounts of revenue for the company. It still gathers the vast majority of its
| revenue from Windows and Office, two product lines that have only
| incrementally improved (or, in the case of Vista, degenerated) over the past
| decade or two.
| Companies and people buy products, not patents. I'm sure that 10,000 patents
| is a nice symbolic achievement for Microsoft, but 10,000 products would be
Patent system 'stifling science'
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