More than half of Android Manufacturers 'pay' to Microsoft

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Microsoft's patent license agreement with the manufacturer of the Android now cover more than half the overall Android device. This milestone was marked by Microsoft's latest deal, which is against the Taiwanese company, Compal.

Upon the agreement, Compal was joined by other Android manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and Acer. These companies get protection under Microsoft's patent portfolio in which this will prevent them claim they had another party on grounds of copyright infringement.

Funds amounting to USD 4.5 billion has been digelontorkan Microsoft in the last decade in order to license the patents from other companies. This implies that the software giant has a goal of 'noble' of respecting intellectual property rights

Quoted from VentureBeat, with Compal agreement, Microsoft said that they now have license agreements with 55% Android Original Design Manufacturer (companies that build Android devices for other companies).

"Instead of having a patent uncertainty and war, we conducted a number of agreements are reasonable and fair to both parties," said Brad Smith and Horacio Gutierrez of the Microsoft.

Latest milestone also means that Microsoft is increasingly reap a lot of money with the success achieved by Android. Because, from Android devices sold each of its partner Microsoft gets revenue.


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