Microsoft and Google call truce in patent wars
Technology titans Microsoft and Google on Wednesday announced that they have agreed to end all patent infringement litigation against each other.
Legal battles between the companies included suits over technology for Internet-linked mobile devices, Wi-Fi and digital video.
Details of the agreement were not disclosed, but the tech behemoths said it includes cases related to Motorola Mobility.
“The companies will dismiss all pending patent infringement litigation between them, including cases related to Motorola Mobility,” Microsoft and Google said in a joint statement.
Google last year sold Motorola Mobility to Chinese computer giant Lenovo in a deal valued at US$2.9 billion, but held on to patents.
“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.”