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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
Steven Musil / CNET:
Microsoft inks patent protection deal with Foxconn parent   —  In exchange for unspecified royalties, Microsoft agrees not to sue the parent company of the world's largest hardware maker for devices it produces that run Google's Android and Chrome operating systems.
Apr 16, 2013, 10:40 PMIn context

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