View Full Version : Google and Microsoft play nice (?)

10-02-2015, 01:27 AM
After five years of intellectual property and patent wars in the U.S. and Germany, Google and Microsoft announced they were settling approximately 20 lawsuits.

In a joint statement, the two companies declared: "Microsoft and Google are pleased to announce an agreement on patent issues. As part of the agreement, the companies will dismiss all pending patent infringement litigation between them, including cases related to Motorola Mobility. Separately, Google and Microsoft have agreed to collaborate on certain patent matters and anticipate working together in other areas in the future to benefit our customers."

The two companies didn't disclose financial terms or exactly how the cases had been resolved.

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