View Full Version : Microsoft Patents New APPLE technology....What next???

Billy T
19-08-2010, 04:55 PM
Not quite what you might expect, not even from Microsoft. Steve Jobs will be fuming.

U.S. Patent Number: PP14,757
Apple tree named ‘Burchinal Red Delicious’
May 4, 2004
Robert Burchinal (East Wenatchee, WA United States of America)

Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA United States of America)

Application Number: 10/10,313,685
Application Filed: December 6, 2002
Primary Examiner: Bruce R. Campell
Assistant Examiner: Susan B. McCormick
Examiner Group: 1661
Attorney, Agent, or Firm:, Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

International classification(s):
A01H 5/00

U.S. classification(s):
PLT/171 - Plants (Sport of `Red Delicious`)

Fields of Search:
PLT/171 Plants (Sport of `Red Delicious`)

Patent Referenced: PP2816 June 1968 Trumbull

Patent Referenced: PP4839 April 1982 Evans et al.

Patent Referenced: PP10832 March 1999 Deutscher et al.

A new and distinct variety of apple tree which originated as a sport limb mutation of ‘Wells and Wade cultivar’ Oregon Spur® of red delicious apple tree (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,816), characterized by a more uniform deeper red color, developing much earlier than fruit of other red delicious varieties, and having a thicker stem and longer, deeper red leaf midvein.
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Billy 8-{) :D