Microsoft and General Dynamics Itronix have entered into a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for General Dynamics Itronix devices running the Android platform," announced Microsft.
Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from General Dynamics Itronix under the agreement.
Mark Johnston, director of Strategic Computing Solutions for General Dynamics Itronix, said, "The completion of this agreement enables Itronix to meet the evolving demands of our customers with more diverse applications and increased functionality in products that incorporate the Android platform."
"We are pleased to have reached this agreement with General Dynamics Itronix, which is an example of how industry leaders address intellectual property," said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing at Microsoft.
More information about Microsoft's licensing programs is available at IP Patent Licensing.
[Source: Microsoft Press]