10 weird tech patents and patent applications

Multi-stage approach for distinguishing facts from opinions

Two steps and you're there, according to this image embedded within the Microsoft patent (7,668,791) and included in the original application. “No need to rely on your own judgment anymore if you have the right app,” quips Ewing.

Image credit: USPTO

By Gina Smith

Gina Smith is a NYT best-selling author of iWOZ, the biography of Steve Wozniak. She is a vet tech journalist and chief of the geek tech site,