Another one added to Microsoftâ€™s growing list of Android patent agreement deals. This time its, Quanta Computer. As usual, Microsoft will receive royalties from Quanta for its Android and Chrome devices.
REDMOND, Wash. â€” Oct. 13, 2011 â€” Microsoft Corp. and Quanta Computer Inc. have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoftâ€™s patent portfolio for Quantaâ€™s tablets, smartphones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome Platform. Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from Quanta under the agreement.
â€œWe are pleased to have reached this agreement with Quanta, and proud of the continued success of our Android licensing program in resolving IP issues surrounding Android and Chrome devices in the marketplace,â€ said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft.