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Microsoft gets patent for now-dead Courier design

updated 02:10 pm EDT, Wed June 30, 2010

Microsoft patent for Courier now approved

A US design patent has been discovered for the Microsoft Courier dual-screen tablet, which Microsoft canceled in the concept phase. The just-approved patent was filed on January 19 and implied Microsoft was still interested in the device even this year. A patent by itself also signals enough interest that the company was willing to land a patent.

In April, Microsoft confirmed the cancellation of the Courier, but did add that its technology will be shelved for possible use in future products. The patent is good for 14 years, and also reveals that Microsoft hired the outside design firm. Contractors Scott Wilson and Stephen Christopher from Minimal were named in the filing. [via TechFlash]







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