The number of mobile related patents that were granted by the USPTO and the EPO increased significantly over the course of last decade. In fact, the US market saw a stunning growth of 440% while the European market saw a 71% increase in mobile related patent grants. For the first time, over a quarter of all patents granted in the US were mobile related. Chetan Sharma Consulting analyzed the patents granted to the top 65 technology companies who are active in the mobile space to understand their relative strengths and weaknesses in the mobile patents landscape.
Hopefully, Microsoft will be able to capitalize on their strong IP asset in the mobile space.
Source: Chetan Sharma Consulting