Microsoft Patents Emergency Data… Just Days After 9/11

from the hmmm dept

The latest in a very long line of silly Microsoft patents is this one concerning a computer system for providing emergency data — which TheRegister jokes is the same as patenting 911 service, though that isn’t really what the patent describes. Instead, the patent talks about a system for displaying emergency data, but almost nothing in the patent seems particularly unique or innovative. However, there is one clue towards what gave folks at Microsoft this idea: Microsoft filed this patent soon after the September 11th attacks in 2001.

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