This Microsoft patent directed towards a display screen with icon has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment. Microsoft Corporation was awarded U.S. Patent D708221 entitled “Display screen with icon” on July 1, 2014. The patent has been cited 103 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.
Link: U.S. Patent D708221
Microsoft filed this patent on March 14, 2013 giving it a processing time of 474 days (compared to an average processing time of 676 in the field). They have a total number of 29767 patents. The first named inventor is Jon Harris of Sammamish, WA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Angela J Lee.
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