This Microsoft patent directed towards a display screen with animated graphical user interface 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 D656950 entitled “Display screen with animated graphical user interface” on April 3, 2012. The patent has been cited 160 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 D656950
Microsoft filed this patent on May 27, 2011 giving it a processing time of 312 days (compared to an average processing time of 499 in the field). They have a total number of 29767 patents. The first named inventor is Mirko Mandic of Seattle, WA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Karen E Kearney.
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