Microsoft and (the other) Motorola agree on patent deal
posted by Michael H. / Apr 21, 2014, 2:21 PM
Because of this, it can get a bit confusing when you see a headline like "Microsoft, Motorola make deal on patents"; because, while the headline does concern Android devices, those devices are not the Moto X, G, or DROIDs that you would expect. Rather, Microsoft and Motorola Solutions have made a deal on patent licensing which covers the Android and Chrome OS devices made for the enterprise market.
The terms of the deal haven't been released, but Microsoft has similar licensing deals with other Android manufacturers like Samsung, ZTE, HTC, and LG which are said to cost up to around $5 per device. For its part, Motorola solutions also has patent licensing deals with companies like HTC, Samsung, and Nokia.
Which moto is the one that Google gutted and sold?
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 2:26 PM 3
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You could read the article, you know, it's in the second sentence. Motorola Mobility is the one Google acquired and then sold to Lenovo, this article is about Motorola Solutions
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 2:30 PM 4
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This makes no sense, as Moto Solutions doesn't make any android or chrome devices and they pretty much emerged victorious under all lawsuits from MS. Once Lenovo owns them though they will start paying because they do, but WSJ probably has their sht wrong as usual. Or PA...
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 7:44 PM 0
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I do not know of any "lawsuits" Microsoft has had with any mobility company, EXCEPT the one Google owned, in which MS won: http://www.phonearena.com/news
And one overseas that they won as well:
This is the company (Motorola Solutions) that was left in business after it sold it's handset and all related patents to Google. They have been in on-again-off-again talks with MS concerning patents that MS owns and Motorola Solutions uses in tech to provide larger corporations communication equipment and management. To my knowledge, this company has NEVER needed to go to court with MS, nor has MS tried to take it to court. Only the Google-owned Moto.
Have a link to the lawsuits you mentioned?
posted on Apr 22, 2014, 6:18 PM 0
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