Microsoft y HTC firman acuerdo de Patentes sobre equipos Android (..Sí, leiste bien)

 
El día de ayer, Microsoft anunció en conjunto con su "socio estratégico" HTC, que firmó un acuerdo de uso de patentes, en donde el fabricante Taiwanés se compromete a pagar ciertas cantidades no especificadas a Microsoft por el uso de patentes en dispositivos Android.
 
Que Queeee????
 
Aunque en el comunicado no se mencionan "qué patentes" específicamente, realmente nos pone a pensar si existe algún tipo de lienciamiento o un acuerdo similar entre Google y Microsoft.
 
Este es el comunicado en cuestión:

Microsoft Announces Patent Agreement With HTC

REDMOND, Wash. — April 27, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. and HTC Corp. have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for HTC’s mobile phones running the Android mobile platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will receive royalties from HTC.

The agreement expands HTC’s long-standing business relationship with Microsoft.

“HTC and Microsoft have a long history of technical and commercial collaboration, and today’s agreement is an example of how industry leaders can reach commercial arrangements that address intellectual property,” said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing at Microsoft. “We are pleased to continue our collaboration with HTC.”

Microsoft’s Commitment to Licensing Intellectual Property

The licensing agreement is another example of the important role intellectual property (IP) plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant IT ecosystem. Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing program in December 2003, the company has entered into more than 600 licensing agreements and continues to develop programs that make it possible for customers, partners and competitors to access its IP portfolio. The program was developed to open access to Microsoft’s significant research and development investments and its growing, broad patent and IP portfolio. More information about Microsoft’s licensing programs is available at http://www.microsoft.com/iplicensing.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

 
 
Microsoft no ha ido tan lejos en esta información como para aseverar que el gigante de Redmond se queja de que Android esté violando sus patentes, pero ustedes díganme qué opinan de la entrevista que C/Net realizó a un portavoz de la compañía sobre el tema..
 
Via IntoMobile
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