On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that Microsoft had been granted a patent for a “smart contact lens” that could automatically adjust to the eye color of a person with diabetes.
Microsoft had previously submitted a patent to the U,S.
for a camera that uses an optical fiber that could identify people with diabetes in the field.
Google has already filed a patent application for an “acoustic sensor” that would detect a person’s heart rate.
Google also has an “anti-cancer lens” patent pending.
And Microsoft has filed a pair of patents on “an audio-visual device that can automatically detect the acoustic signature of sound waves.”
Google is also a member of the European Patent Alliance.
Microsoft has been granted patents for a new type of software for Android phones.
“These are just a few examples of patents that Microsoft has won on a variety of fronts,” Microsoft said in a statement.
“We have always been proud of our intellectual property portfolio and believe we have developed and applied the best of it in the last decade.
But we recognize that many of our patents are still under active development, and we have a long way to go.”
Microsoft also recently granted patents to a new kind of video recording device that could record video for up to 10 hours at a time.
This isn’t the first time Microsoft has gotten patent-infringement protection for software.
In 2015, the company settled a lawsuit filed by the federal government after it sued the U of T over patents covering a “cloud computing” program that let users upload and share their online activities.
Microsoft was later awarded a $5.6 billion settlement.
The patent filing in the U.,S.
comes less than a week after Microsoft filed a separate patent on the “worldwide mobile broadband market” for “mobile broadband services.”
The company also filed patents on a “mobile communications network,” a “social networking platform,” a photo sharing platform, a “photo sharing application,” and “social sharing application.”
In the U.-U.K. settlement, Microsoft agreed to pay the U-K.
government $4 billion in damages and a court-ordered apology.
You can read the full U.K.-U of T settlement here.