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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft and Dell sign Android, Chrome OS patent agreement   —  Summary: Microsoft and Dell have renewed their patent cross-licensing agreement, with Dell agreeing to pay Microsoft royalties for Dell's products running Android and Chrome OS.  —  Microsoft has signed a patent-licensing agreement …
Mar 26, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft signs Android patent deal with Voxx Electronics   —  Summary: Microsoft has added Voxx Electronics to its list of Android patent licensees.  —  Microsoft may be considering ways to entice Android developers and handset makers to join the Windows world, but that isn't stopping …
Feb 13, 2014, 11:40 PMIn context
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Huawei settles with Rockstar Consortium, will pay for Android's infringement of ex-Nortel patents   —  The Google-led group of Android device makers sued on Halloween 2013 over former Nortel patents fails to present a united front to the Rockstar Consortium, a patent holding firm jointly owned by Apple …
Jan 23, 2014, 12:10 AMIn context
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Federal Circuit affirms Microsoft's import ban against Motorola Mobility's Android-based devices   —  The Unitd States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today ruled against Google's (Motorola Mobility's) appeal of an import ban Microsoft won from the United States International Trade Commission …
Dec 17, 2013, 1:05 AMIn context
Tim Worstall / Forbes:
German Patent Ruling Threatens Microsoft's Windows Phone Earnings From Android   —  In yet another round of the patent fights going on over smart phones we find that Microsoft has just been dealt a blow over the revenues it gains from Android hand sets.  Yes, read that again …
Dec 8, 2013, 4:50 AMIn context
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Microsoft Is Making An Astonishing $2 Billion Per Year From Android Patent Royalties   —  Microsoft is generating $2 billion per year in revenue from Android patent royalties, says Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund in a new note on the company.  —  He estimates that the Android revenue has a 95% margin, so it's pretty much all profit.
Nov 6, 2013, 11:15 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Rockstar lawsuit an escalation of a patent war against Google and Android, not the start of it   —  Rockstar, Patent-Holding Firm Partially Owned by Apple and Microsoft, Sues Google and Android Handset Makers  —  Brian Fitzgerald, reporting for the WSJ Digits blog: … In response, Paul Graham:
Nov 3, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Why Nokia didn't sell its patents to Microsoft   —  (Reuters) - Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft Corp, but by hanging on to its valuable patent portfolio, the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone makers.
Sep 3, 2013, 6:55 PMIn context
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Software Freedom Law Center effectively blesses Microsoft's Android and Linux patent license deals   —  After many years of fundamentalist opposition to patent licensing it appears that Free Software advocates have become more pragmatic and now, at long last, tend to appreciate the benefits …
Jun 1, 2013, 9:35 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft licenses second huge handset maker in a week, China's ZTE   —  For several years now, Microsoft has been asserting that any company making Android phones owes it money, because Microsoft has patents that cover various aspects of those phones.  —  Last week, the company …
Apr 23, 2013, 10:40 PMIn context

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