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Microsoft licenses 74 patents for WP7

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Oct 2010, 03:48

Trying to avoid the current legal crossfire, Microsoft is purchasing 74 'foundational' patents to protect their upcoming OS...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

Very slick! This not only makes the platform more attractive to developers, OEMs, and carriers, but also lends credence to the current slate of lawsuits that MS has pending against other companies infringing on their Intellectual Property. They basically said, “We're not hypocrites and we do what we say: look, we licensed these 74 patents so you have to license our copyrights and/or stop or recompense us for infringement on our IP.” Not only does that change the entire industry stance on copy first and then sue and counter sue later, but it makes WP7 more bulletproof. AND MS is in a better position than anyone else on compliance, since they have more available cash to outlay for licensing compared to everyone else.

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