Microsoft announces licensing deals with Acer, Viewsonic over Android devices
Microsoft this morning announced it has reached licensing agreements with Acer and Viewsonic over the companies' Android devices. Terms of either agreement were not announced, but Viewsonic will pay royalties to Microsoft. No royalties were mentioned in Acer's deal, which could point to some sort of reciprocal licensing.
Microsoft VP of IP and general counsel Horacio Gutierrez issued the following statement in both press releases:
This is just the latest in licensing for Microsoft, which already has reached a deal with HTC, while suing Barnes & Noble and others. Meanwhile, we haven't heard much from Microsoft and Google lately in their patent-lawsuit back-and-forth. Perhaps we're due?
Source: Microsoft (Acer, Viewsonic)
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