This Microsoft patent directed towards a dual display device with animated image 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 D651608 entitled “Dual display device with animated image” on January 3, 2012. The patent has been cited 172 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 D651608
Microsoft filed this patent on February 9, 2010 giving it a processing time of 693 days (compared to an average processing time of 428 in the field). They have a total number of 29767 patents. The first named inventor is Jonathan Harris of Redmond, WA. The patent was allowed by assistant examiner Deanna Fluegeman.
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