Microsoft Corp. and Alpine Electronics Inc. have signed an agreement to cross-license the companies’ respective patent portfolios. The deal will further the development of each company’s current and future product lines, expanding technological innovation and enhancing the overall customer and consumer experience.
The agreement expands the relationship between Alpine and Microsoft to promote the exchange of information and the incorporation of patented technologies in car navigation systems and other consumer electronics products. Since 2002, Alpine has been adopting Microsoft’s automotive-specific operating system, Windows Automotive, on almost all its navigation systems for the aftermarket and automotive OEM factory installations. The agreement will strengthen the relationship between the companies for further innovations in the automotive field.
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