Microsoft Signs Quanta Computer Under Android Patent Agreement


Another one added to Microsoft’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.

Press Release:

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 13, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. and Quanta Computer Inc. have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Quanta’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.

“We 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,” said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft.

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