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Microsoft Signs Patent Agreements With Coby Electronics & Aluratek Inc. (Android)

July 10, 2012 No Comments

You can add two more to the ever growing list of manufacturers signing patent deals with Microsoft to cover for Google infringing on patents with Android. Microsoft announced recently that Coby Electronics & Aluratek Inc. have both signed deals to cover for any Android and Google Chrome products. No details were listed but both companies will have to pay a small fee for every Android and Google Chrome device they make available.

This list is ever growing and includes HTC, Samsung, Viewsonic and many more

 

Press Releases:

Microsoft and Coby Electronics Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android and Chrome Based Devices

REDMOND, Wash. — July 9, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. and Coby Electronics Corporation have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Coby’s products running the Android or Chrome Platform.  Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from Coby under the agreement.

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Coby”, said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft.  “This agreement confirms once again that the best way to resolve IP issues such as those surrounding Android and Chrome is through a reasonable licensing arrangement.”

“As an innovator in the consumer electronics industry, Coby likewise respects the intellectual property rights of other innovators like Microsoft,” said Vincent Castiglione, General Counsel of Coby Electronics Corporation.  “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Microsoft.”

 

Microsoft and Aluratek Inc. Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android and Chrome Based Devices

REDMOND, Wash. — July 9, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. and Aluratek, Inc. have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Aluratek’s eReaders and tablets running the Android or Chrome Platform.  Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from Aluratek under the agreement.

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Aluratek,” said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft.  “We are proud of the continued success of our licensing program in resolving IP issues surrounding Android and Chrome.”

 

 

 

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