Sharp Licenses Smartphone Patents from Microsoft
Aug 7, 2012, 3:55 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Microsoft today announced that it has reached a patent-licensing agreement with Sharp. Specifically, Sharp is licensing the Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) patent held by Microsoft for use in some of its Android smartphones. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft licenses smartphone patents to most manufacturers of Android smartphones, with Motorola being the most notable exception.
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I hope it's backwards compatable