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I finally got my patent!

mspatentcubeSuppose you are in a cafe and of course you have a laptop with you. All of the sudden, a little box pops up and says “Brian Groth is nearby and you have a meeting next week. Click here to see more details.

Microsoft and I recently got patent number 455041200 that explains how this works. It is titled “Automatic Detection and Notification of Proximity of Persons of Interest

It took a few years to get through the USPO and I am not able to find it via the USPO web site, but it can be found via Google’s Patent Search site.

Thanks to Shish letting me know that it was finally approved. Good luck on your patent Shish!

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  1. Mike
    July 2, 2008 at 4:29 am

    very cool, what’s with the box?  Any royalties or bonus $ (i don’t have a pound key)

  2. terhi
    July 2, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Impressive! Congrazzzz!

  3. Brian
    July 2, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    The box is a 2inch cube that is the internal Microsoft award for thinking up and submitting a patent. Mine is probably in a box somewhere, even though I am proud to have it.

  4. Gail
    July 12, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Does every Microsoft employee have a"chip" enbeded for computers to pick up who has arrived?

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