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  1. SearchDay: What Can TV Learn from Search?

    Posted by Frank Watson Jul 10, 2008 David Utter over at WebProNews has written an insightful piece on the possibility Microsoft wants Yahoo mainly for the old Overture patents it holds, in particular patent 361.

  2. New Search Patent Applications: October 6, 2006 - Google Takes Over the Patent Office

    No mention of Google Office applications are made here, and the patent application was originally filed over a year ago, but the thought crosses my mind that it might be helpful to copy settings from Word to Writely, or from Excel to Google...

  3. New Search Patent Applications: June 19, 2006 - Autolinking, and Better Advertising through Deletion Predictions

    Four patent applications from Google describe fighting spam in emails, providing product review searches, moving large amounts of data, and autolinking. Harik's name is on a very large percentage of the patent applications involving Gmail-type...

  4. Daily SearchCast, June 6, 2006: Yahoo MyWeb Gets New Look, More Features; Google Spreadsheets Want Your Tabular Data; The ODP Rigs The Alaskan Governor Election On Google; Baidu's Kickin' Commercial

    Search Patent Applications: June 5, 2006 - Taking Care of Web Decay, Dead Google's shot across the Microsoft Excel bow with Google Spreadsheets; Google faces another book scanning lawsuit; think less of Google and it may think more of your web...

  5. Daily SearchCast, May 24, 2006: Windows Live Local Gets UK Images & Easier Map Sharing; Is That Site In Your Search Results Safe?; A Spam Detection Tool; A Search Marketing Magazine Arrives & More!

    Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) filings offered us additions to Google phrase searching and predictive queries, some enhancements to interacting with ecommerce sites that appear to be from Yahoo, a Microsoft Answers system and a page...

  6. New Search Patent Applications: May 23, 2006 - Yahoo Wallets, Microsoft Answers, and Google Phrases

    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) filings offered us additions to Google phrase searching and predictive queries, some enhancements to interacting with ecommerce sites that appear to be from Yahoo, a Microsoft Answers system and a page...

  7. New Search Patents: May 3, 2006 - Microsoft and IBM Dominate with Recent Search Filings

    With Google quiet, a recent flurry of activity burst out at the US Patent and Trademark Office from Microsoft and IBM, including the granting of a patent on a music search engine, another on searching recorded voice, and patents (and patent...

  8. New Microsoft Patent Apps Discusses the Building of Personalized Portals

    It was originally filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office in July 2005. About two weeks ago, Microsoft, had an interesting patent application published descibing a system that assists users in building personalized "portals" was published.