It seems appropriate on the first day of TheServerSide Java Symposium to inject a little humor into the mix; hence, we refer you to a ZDNet article entitled, "Apple patented by Microsoft" on the software giant's latest patent grant from the US Patent Office.
Microsoft, amid an IP spree that has won the company patent protection for everything from XML dialects to video game storage methods, mistakenly received a patent on Tuesday for a new variety of apple tree.
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