Microsoft denies 'forgeting' Windows Azure Cloud OS Patent Trademark

Microsoft denied it had neglected to register “Windows Azure,” the name of its new cloud computing platform, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the spokeswoman, Microsoft submitted a trademark application for "Azure" last Friday. Earlier Monday, Ray Ozzie, the company's chief software architect, unveiled Windows Azure, a cloud computing version of its operating […]

Microsoft denied it had neglected to register “Windows Azure,” the name of its new cloud computing platform, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

According to the spokeswoman, Microsoft submitted a trademark application for "Azure" last Friday.

Earlier Monday, Ray Ozzie, the company's chief software architect, unveiled Windows Azure, a cloud computing version of its operating system. Azure, which will compete with Amazon.com Inc.'s Elastic Compute Cloud, targets developers who create online services and software.

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