Microsoft and Cadence to Cross-License Patent Portfolios

Microsoft Corp. and Cadence Design Systems Inc. have entered a patent cross-licensing agreement, expanding on a long-standing relationship between the two companies. The agreement allows broad access to each company's respective patent portfolios to facilitate future technical collaboration in areas of common interest to both companies. The companies' exchange and implementation of patented technologies will […]

Microsoft Corp. and Cadence Design Systems Inc. have entered a patent cross-licensing agreement, expanding on a long-standing relationship between the two companies. The agreement allows broad access to each company’s respective patent portfolios to facilitate future technical collaboration in areas of common interest to both companies.

The companies’ exchange and implementation of patented technologies will span many areas and give both companies greater freedom to innovate.

“We are pleased to further expand our collaboration with Microsoft,