Microsoft and Brother inks Broad Patent Cross-Licensing agreement for Linux-based embedded devices

Microsoft and Brother Industries Ltd. have signed a patent cross-licensing agreement to allow access to each company’s respective patent portfolio. The agreement encompasses a broad range of patents and will help further each company’s research and development (R&D) efforts. Through this agreement, Brother Industries will gain access to Microsoft’s patents for Brother’s current and future product […]

Microsoft and Brother Industries Ltd. have signed a patent cross-licensing agreement to allow access to each company’s respective patent portfolio. The agreement encompasses a broad range of patents and will help further each company’s research and development (R&D) efforts. Through this agreement, Brother Industries will gain access to Microsoft’s patents for Brother’s current and future product lines, including multifunction products (MFPs), printers and certain Linux-based embedded devices.

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