Google and LG sign 10-year patent licensing agreement

Google and LG sign 10-year patent licensing agreement
LG and Google just announced that they’ve signed a patent cross-licensing agreement that covers a wide range of technologies and products (none of which are being specifically mentioned). The deal involves existing Google and LG patents, as well as patents that will be filed in the next 10 years by both companies.

At the moment, there aren’t too many details on this. Allen Lo, deputy general counsel for patents at Google, said that the deal would allow the two companies to “focus on bringing great products and services to consumers around the world,” while an LG official declared that this highlights their “commitment to developing new products and technologies that enhance consumers’ lives.”

In January this year, Google signed a similar patent licensing agreement with Samsung, although this one was sealed for 5 years, not 10.

LG is the maker of Google’s Nexus 4 from 2012 and Nexus 5 from 2013. This year, however, the South Korean company isn’t manufacturing any Nexus devices, as Google chose HTC to build the Nexus 9, and Motorola to make the Nexus 6. Even so, the patent license agreement announced today is a clear sign that LG and Google still have a strong relationship.

source: LG

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13 Comments

1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

LG is going places.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

yeah and LG Nexus 6+ for next year ,lol.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hopefully next year Google release both a new "budget" Nexus phone (5") and "premium" phablet (~6")

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No thank you. They both should be premium or just the Nexus 5 refresh.

13. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Nexus 4 and nexus 5 refresh please.

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Hope 6Plus looks like nexus 5

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is related to patents not a new Nexus.

6. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Right this says nothing about a new nexus lol

7. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hope one of the patents is LG's dual window. That needs to be on android stock. And also hopinh for a new 5" Nexus 5 2015. Sd810, 4gigs ram, 3000mah, 1440p, 128gb

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

It's good Google is signing agreements with its OEM partners. This will allow them to bring new technologies from the Android skins to stock Android. It also allows the OEM partners to use some of Google's tech as well in their products.

9. Furbal unregistered

GPE g3 please

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung sign the agreement and knox get adopted into Android 5. LG should have done it sooner.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Google really should have left the Nexus phone with LG and the Nexus tablet with Samsung. They might have kept me on board if they did.

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