Wistron Sign Patent Agreement to Pay Android Royalties to Microsoft

First day, after a long weekend, and another manufacturer singed a patent to pay Android roualties to Microsoft.The Redmond software giant just announed that they have with Wistron Corp. executed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or […]

First day, after a long weekend, and another manufacturer singed a patent to pay Android roualties to Microsoft.

The Redmond software giant just announed that they have with Wistron Corp. executed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform," noted the software company.

Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from Wistron under the agreement.

"We are pleased that Wistron is taking advantage of our industrywide licensing program, established to help companies address Android's IP issues," said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing at Microsoft.

[Source: Microsoft Press]