Some new Microsoft patent applications

Some new Microsoft patent applications about the web, and indexing pages, from last week. Keep in mind that these are just patent applications and have not been granted as patents. They may be avenues of approaches that aren’t developed in the future or maybe the direction Microsoft takes. They might be challenged by claims of … Read more

Blogs as infectious diseases: how much faith do you give to search engine patents?

Christine Churchill has an article at Search Engine Watch on Understanding Search Engine Patents that’s worth a look. In it, she describes some of the potential pitfalls of placing too much credibility in a patent application released by one of the search engines. It’s a warning worth heeding. In addition, she describes four presentations on … Read more