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    Technology moves fast, but the United States government isnít exactly as quick. Microsoft had originally filed a patent for the Windows 8 start screen in September 2011*(there was some initial confusion at the time on what it meant). The first release of Windows 8 was on October 25, 2012, so in essence, the patent was filled over a year before the operating system appeared on the market.
    The design patent itself has just been approved with a stamped date of January 28 2014 Ė over two years after it was submitted for approval.

    Full story from the WPCentral blog...
    01-30-2014 03:10 PM

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