Every time I post Patent news here, I draw guffaws from those readers who don't seem to think there is a need for Patents. Yet other readers understand that quite often, Patent applications are a technology company's markers toward specific innovations.
Of all the patent news I posted on this blog, as well as on my BlackBerry blog here in 2007, the one that received the most page views has been Microsoft files anti-phishing patent-but will this work?
The fourth most-read post on this blog during this past year, this entry got a popularity boost from what many may have seen as an obvious contradiction. That'd be Microsoft, not universally respected for the security of its operating systems and email utilities, coming up with a solution to detect and reducing such a common and seemingly solution-resistant malpractice such as phishing.
Then of course, this is the company with a Chairman- one Mr. Gates, who once said we'd stamp out spam in three years. And um, wasn't that three years ago?