Press office of Microsoft Corporation announced signing of a patent agreement with Taiwan-based pocket pc / communicatiors / smartphone producer HTC. Under the agreement, HTC has access to a patent portfolio to Microsoft from the field of mobile technologies. In most HTC say that the company intends to use the patented design of Microsoft in its smartphones running Android.
HTC and Microsoft have a long history of technology cooperation and business partnerships. Today's agreement - it is an example of how leaders of their industries can reach commercial agreements related to intellectual property, says the official statement from Microsoft.
The exact financial details of the arrangement between HTC and Microsoft does not explained, but it is known that the first would pay Microsoft royalties specified in advance.
Recall that Microsoft has launched a patent licensing program in December 2003 and has since been concluded more than 600 such transactions.