Today I was notified by the company I work for that a patent I was an inventor of and applied for a few years ago has been issued. It's a software patent dealing with knowledge management and social media:
Identifying Opportunities for Effective Expansion of the Content of a Collaboration Application, Patent No. 8,073,861, issued on December 6, 2011
I have two others pending as well; another dealing with social media and the other a technical security/encryption protocol I co-invented.