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Microsoft has filed a patent for "visually emphasizing numerical data contained within an electronic document ".
The patent application is about an algo that can translate numbers into words (1000 to "One thousand") and then highlighting them within the document.
Just another reason why the US patent system badly needs a reform.
I'm not a lawyer, but I have a desk drawer full of patents, and I have worked on several patent litigation cases as an expert witness.