LG and Sony Bury the Patent Hatchet, Strike a Deal
LG and Sony have settled a long-running patent dispute between the two companies that has spanned several years. The dispute involved smartphones, as well as TV and Blu-ray technology. The dispute began when the two companies failed to renegotiate a cross-licensing deal in 2008. Sony filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block LG from important certain smartphones. The two companies affirmed that the patent litigation has been dropped, and that a new cross-licensing agreement has been signed, but didn't provide details on the terms.
LG and Google Sign Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement
LG and Google today announced the two companies have signed a multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement. The patents cover a wide range of existing technologies and also extends to patents filed over the next 10 years.
Microsoft and Samsung Bury the Patent Hatchet
Microsoft and Samsung have come to terms ending a dispute over patents and royalty fees. Google's Android operating system uses a number of patented Microsoft technologies and Android handset makers pay Microsoft a fee to use them.
Nokia and Samsung Expand Patent Agreement
Nokia and Samsung have broadened an existing patent cross-licensing agreement to include more intellectual property. The companies ended patent litigation between the two in February with an initial cross-licensing agreement.
BlackBerry and Cisco Forge Patent Cross-Licensing Pact
BlackBerry and Cisco today announced that they have signed a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement. The agreement applies to a number of products and technologies, though the companies didn't specify which ones.