Microsoft has added yet another Android OEM to its Android patent licensing kitty. Nikon which has been making Android based cameras has agreed to license Microsoft’s patents.
REDMOND, Wash. â€” Feb. 21, 2013 â€” Microsoft Corp. and Nikon Corporation have signed a patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoftâ€™s patent portfolio for certain Nikon cameras running the Android platform. While the contents of the agreement will not be disclosed, Microsoft will receive royalties from Nikon.
â€œMicrosoft and Nikon have a long history of collaboration, and this agreement further demonstrates the value that both companies place on responsible IP licensing,â€ said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing at Microsoft. â€œMicrosoft is proud to align with a leader in the digital camera industry to license Android technology for the benefit of Nikonâ€™s customers.