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Microsoft Files 90 Patents in One Day
Many having to do with search

 3:50 am on Nov 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

In the roughly 90 patents they applied for on November 2, 2006, Microsoft reveals that it is apparently pushing its research in the search engine market. There are a few patents that reveal improved ranking methods and document classification but the real interesting ones revolve around linking related queries, optimizing search, identifying results that are spam, and using a Bayesian classifier to measure feedback from the user...

Patent Links [appft1.uspto.gov]

It's gonna take me weeks to find time to actually dissect all of these. Anyone find any gems in there?

[edited by: JeremyL at 3:51 am (utc) on Nov. 7, 2006]



 8:13 am on Nov 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

I had a look through all the search related patents. There is stuff to detect duplicate content, spam and context sensitive search. Nothing much that is revolutionary though. I put up an analysis on my website.


 10:31 am on Nov 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Talk is cheap as is filing patents.


 12:35 am on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)


I cant stop laughing - no one in their right mind is going to want to copy msn search or the technology behind it!

Its like filing 100 patents on the design and construction of a chocolate teapot

You couldnt make it up..



 4:16 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well you may not be making money off MSN, but I guarantee there are people making fortunes off MSN traffic because it does convert well and it's easy to dominate the SERPs. I'm sure those people enjoy such patent reads ;)


 3:24 am on Nov 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

To currently dominate MSN you must 1st be lucky that they did not miss your homepage and/or you are a blogspot spammer...
Not sure how much of a fortune you can make from that and 10% of market share.

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