Motorola Solutions signs patent portfolio agreement with Microsoft

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 22 April 2014
Motorola Solutions signs patent portfolio agreement with Microsoft

Microsoft has signed a license patenting agreement with Motorola Solutions that will see the provide worldwide coverage for Motorola Solutions’ devices running on the Android platform and Chrome OS operating systems.

The American data communications and telecommunications equipment provider will now have access to Microsoft’s significant R&D investments and a broad portfolio of patents and internet protocol.

“Microsoft and Motorola Solutions share a respect for intellectual property and a commitment to fair and reasonable patent licensing programmes,” said Nick Psyhogeos, general manager, associate general counsel, IP licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft. “Microsoft prefers licensing to litigation, since licensing is a more effective way to share technology and accelerate the pace of innovation.”

Microsoft launched its intellectual property licensing programme in 2003 and has since entered into more than 1,100 licensing agreements.

“Our Motorola Solutions communications technology works best for everyone when it is backed with robust intellectual property and patents,” said Joe White, vice president of Enterprise Mobile Computing at Motorola Solutions. “We are pleased to have agreed upon a solution that allows our customers to purchase Android products from Motorola Solutions with confidence.”

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