Microsoft and Kyocera expands patent-licensing arrangement, settle patent suit over Android phones


Earlier this year, Microso filed a patent lawsuit against Japanese smartphone OEM Kyocera over Android-related patents. The patents involved in this lawsuit were related to power-saving, battery life, accelerometers, location, motion sensing and other technologies.

Today, Microsoft and Kyocera  announced that the companies are settling the patent suit over Android phones. Microsoft and Kyocera are also expanding their patent-licensing agreement, enabling both of the companies to use a broader range of each other’s technologies. Unfortunately though, there isn’t much info on how much the companies paid each other to resolve the patent infringement lawsuit.

It is worth noting that this isn’t the first Android manufacturer that was sued by Microsoft. The software giant previously sued Motorola and Barnes & Noble as well. As stated earlier, the remaining details of the latest agreement between the companies are being kept confidential.

Source: Microsoft – Via: ZDNet