IP Agreements

2016

Microsoft and Tuxera strengthen partnership through Tuxera SMB Server
Sept. 14, 2016
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Tuxera Inc. announced they have expanded their collaboration to Server Message Block (SMB) technology.

Lenovo and Microsoft deepen strategic ties across devices
Aug. 22, 2016
Microsoft Corp. and Lenovo announced on Friday a deepening of their strategic relationship.

Ryussi Technologies and Microsoft announce new partnership in business and technology solutions
July 21, 2016
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Ryussi Technologies Private Ltd. announced a new partnership in business and technology solutions.

Luna Mobile and Microsoft to partner on mobile technology
June 28, 2016
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Luna Mobile announced a new patent partnership that will expand smartphone and tablet technology for customers around the world.

Jearwon Microelectronics and Microsoft to partner on cloud desktop business solutions
June 27, 2016
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Jearwon Microelectronics announced a new partnership that will expand cloud-based business solutions for enterprise customers around the world.

Microsoft and Xiaomi expand partnership to bring productivity services to millions of devices and customers
May 31, 2016
Companies expand their global partnership to help people collaborate and communicate on mobile devices.

Microsoft and ELECOM’s new partnership means more innovative business solutions for customers
May 11, 2016
ELECOM CO. LTD. and Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC announced that they will be partnering on a range of business solutions for customers including network attached storage (NAS) and tablets.

Microsoft and Funai deepen partnership with cross-licensing agreement
April 27, 2016
Microsoft Corp. and Funai Electric Co. Ltd. announced they are strengthening their successful partnership with the renewal of a patent cross-licensing agreement covering a range of consumer audio-video products.

Visuality Systems and Microsoft expand Server Message Block collaboration to storage systems
April 11, 2016
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Visuality Systems Ltd. announced the expansion of their Server Message Block (SMB) collaboration from the embedded world to the enterprise market.

Microsoft and Rakuten sign patent licensing agreement
March 9, 2016
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Rakuten Inc. on Wednesday signed a worldwide patent cross-licensing agreement covering each company’s respective consumer electronics products, including Linux and Android-based devices.

Microsoft and Rakuten sign patent licensing agreement (Japanese)
March 9, 2016
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Rakuten Inc. on Wednesday signed a worldwide patent cross-licensing agreement covering each company’s respective consumer electronics products, including Linux and Android-based devices.

Microsoft and Wistron deepen collaboration with Android patent licensing renewal
March 7, 2016
Microsoft Corp. and Wistron Corp. announced a renewed Android patent licensing agreement covering Wistron’s tablets, mobile phones, e-readers, and other consumer devices running Android and Chrome platforms under Microsoft’s patent portfolio.

Microsoft and Wistron deepen collaboration with Android patent licensing renewal (Chinese)
March 7, 2016
Microsoft Corp. and Wistron Corp. announced a renewed Android patent licensing agreement covering Wistron’s tablets, mobile phones, e-readers, and other consumer devices running Android and Chrome platforms under Microsoft’s patent portfolio.Microsoft and Acer expand partnership to bring Microsoft services to more customers on more devices
Feb. 10, 2016
Microsoft Corp. and Acer Inc. announced the expansion of their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers.Microsoft and Acer expand partnership to bring Microsoft services to more customers on more devices (Chinese)
Feb. 10, 2016
Microsoft Corp. and Acer Inc. announced the expansion of their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers.GoPro and Microsoft sign licensing agreement
Feb. 5, 2016
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC announced a new collaborative patent licensing agreement with GoPro Inc. for certain file storage and other system technologies.Microsoft and Olio Devices announce patent licensing agreement
Jan. 25, 2016
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Olio Devices Inc. signed a patent licensing agreement covering wearable devices.

2015

Star Micronics signs patent licensing agreement with Microsoft
Nov. 9, 2015
Agreement provides coverage for Android-based printers and computing devices.

Microsoft, ASUS broaden patent licensing engagement (Chinese translation)
Oct. 1, 2015
Expanded licensing deal enables deeper technology collaboration and product integration.

Microsoft, ASUS broaden patent licensing engagement
Oct. 1, 2015
Expanded licensing deal enables deeper technology collaboration and product integration.

I-O DATA signs updated patent agreement with Microsoft
Sept. 29, 2015
Android licensing deal renews, expands 2010 agreement.

Qisda signs patent licensing agreement with Microsoft
April 24, 2015
License provides broad coverage for devices.

Fuji Xerox and Microsoft announce patent agreement
March 19, 2015
Renewed cross-licensing deal shows benefits of collaboration.

Melco Group and Microsoft announce patent agreement
March 16, 2015
Android licensing deal extends history of business collaboration.

2014

Microsoft and Canon sign patent cross-licensing agreement
July 02, 2014
Deal furthers collaboration on R&D.

Microsoft and Motorola Solutions sign licensing agreement
April 21, 2014
Agreement with Motorola Solutions covers devices running Android and Chrome.

Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement
March 26, 2014
Microsoft Corp. and Dell announced a patent licensing agreement allowing the companies to share technology and build on each other’s innovations.

Microsoft and Hop-on sign patent agreement for Android and Chrome devices
Feb. 20, 2014
Agreement provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio to manufacturer of cellular technologies.

Microsoft and Voxx Electronics sign patent agreement for Android devices
Feb. 13, 2014
Agreement provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio to consumer electronics producer.

2013

Microsoft and EVGA Sign Patent Agreement For Android and Chrome Devices
Dec. 20, 2013
Agreement provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio to consumer electronics producer.

In-vehicle infotainment gets boost from new Microsoft exFAT file system deals
June 19, 2013
Microsoft’s commitment to intellectual property licensing continues through its latest agreements with Audiovox, Continental, Harman and LG Automotive.

With ZTE, Most Major Android Makers Choose Licensing
April 23, 2013
ZTE has joined a long list of companies that have signed patent license agreements with Microsoft.

Microsoft and Foxconn Parent Hon Hai Sign Patent Agreement For Android and Chrome Devices
April 16, 2013
Agreement provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio to manufacturer of more than 40 percent of the world’s consumer electronics.

Microsoft and Nikon Sign Android Patent Agreement
Feb. 21, 2013
Agreement covers certain Nikon cameras running the Android platform.

Microsoft Signs exFAT Licensing Agreement With BMW
Jan. 16, 2013
exFAT file technology allows BMW to provide cutting-edge capabilities to customers.

2012

Microsoft and EINS Sign Android Patent Agreement
Dec. 11, 2012
Agreement covers EINS Cat tablets running the Android platform.

Microsoft and Hoeft & Wessel AG Sign Patent Agreement
Dec. 11, 2012
Agreement will cover Hoeft & Wessel devices running the Android platform.

Microsoft Signs Licensing Agreements for exFAT With Sharp, Sigma, NextoDi, Black Magic and Atomos Global
Nov. 7, 2012
Agreements cover Android tablets, digital cameras and high-end camcorders.

Microsoft Signs Licensing Agreement With Research In Motion
Sept. 18, 2012
exFAT file technology helps mobile industry leader provide cutting-edge capabilities to customers.

Microsoft Enters Licensing Agreement With Sharp
Aug. 7, 2012
Microsoft licenses exFAT file technology to Sharp for use in products including Android phones.

Microsoft and Amdocs Software Systems Limited Sign Patent Agreement
July 24, 2012
Agreement covers Amdocs’ use of Linux-based servers in its data centers.

Microsoft and Aluratek Inc. Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android and Chrome Based Devices
July 9, 2012
Agreement provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio.

Microsoft and Coby Electronics Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android and Chrome Based Devices
July 9, 2012
Agreement provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio.

Microsoft Signs Patent Licensing Agreement With Aspen Avionics
May 3, 2012
exFAT file technology helps avionics industry leader provide cutting-edge capabilities to customers.

Microsoft and Pegatron Corp. Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android- and Chrome-Based Devices
April 25, 2012
The contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from Pegatron under the agreement.

Microsoft, Facebook Announce Patent Agreement
April 23, 2012
Companies strike deal to split patents secured by Microsoft from AOL Inc.

Microsoft and LG Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android and Chrome OS Based Devices
Jan. 12, 2012

2011

Microsoft and Compal Electronics Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android and Chrome Based Devices
Oct. 23, 2011

Microsoft and Quanta Computer Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android and Chrome-Based Devices
Oct. 13, 2011

Microsoft and Samsung Broaden Smartphone Partnership
Sept. 28, 2011
Agreements mark new initiatives to promote Windows Phones and share intellectual property.

Microsoft and Casio Sign Patent Agreement
Sept. 20, 2011
Agreement provides Casio customers with coverage for use of Linux in certain devices.

Microsoft and Acer Sign Patent License Agreement
Sept. 8, 2011
Agreement will cover Acer’s Android tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft and ViewSonic Sign Patent Agreement
Sept. 8, 2011
Agreement will cover ViewSonic’s Android Tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft and Wistron Sign Patent Agreement
July 5, 2011
Agreement will cover Wistron’s Android tablets, smartphones and e-readers.

Microsoft and Onkyo Corp. Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android-Based Tablets
June 30, 2011
Agreement provides broad coverage of Microsoft’s patent portfolio.

Microsoft and Velocity Micro, Inc., Sign Patent Agreement Covering Android-Based Devices
June 29, 2011
Agreement provides broad coverage of Microsoft’s patent portfolio.

Microsoft and General Dynamics Itronix Sign Patent Agreement
June 27, 2011
Agreement will cover General Dynamics Itronix devices running the Android platform.

Microsoft Signs Patent Licensing Agreement With Volkswagen Group Software Supplier e.solutions
May 2, 2011
exFAT file technology helps automakers integrate enhanced consumer multimedia into cars.

CoreFiling Leverages Microsoft Technology to Address HM Revenue & Customs Requirements in the U.K.
April 13, 2011
Agreement brings cloud-based iXBRL reporting simplicity and compliance to Microsoft Office users.

2010

Microsoft Enters Into Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement With DENSO Corp.
July 7, 2010
Agreement covers intellectual property in automotive infotainment and in-dash navigation.

Microsoft Announces Patent Agreement With HTC
April 27, 2010
Agreement will cover HTC’s Android phones.

I-O Data Signs Linux Software Patent Agreement With Microsoft
March 3, 2010
I-O Data customers will receive patent covenants for their use of devices running Linux and related open source software.

Microsoft Enters Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement With Panasonic
Feb. 25, 2010
Agreement covers Microsoft’s exFAT and FAT technology to enhance multimedia experiences across an array of products.

Microsoft and Amazon.com Sign Patent Agreement
Feb. 22, 2010
Agreement covers a broad range of products and technology.

Microsoft Enters Into Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement With Funai
Jan. 19, 2010
Agreement furthers collaboration on new consumer electronics products including LCD TVs.

2009

Lockheed Martin-Microsoft Agreement to Bring Better Training to Warfighters
Nov. 30, 2009

Microsoft and China’s YuLong Telecommunication Announce Exchange ActiveSyncPatent License Agreement
Oct. 8, 2009

SmarterTools and Microsoft Patent Licensing Agreement Extends Exchange ActiveSync Reach to 15 Million SmarterMail Users
Sept. 23, 2009

Microsoft and Pioneer Enter Into Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement to Foster Mutual Innovation in Consumer Technology
Sept. 16, 2009

Microsoft and HP Renew Patent Cross-License Agreement
May 20, 2009

Microsoft and Gecad Technologies Announce Exchange ActiveSync Patent License Agreement
March 25, 2009

Microsoft and Lexmark Enter Broad Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement
March 17, 2009

123map Signs Patent Licensing Agreement With Microsoft to Enhance Digital Mapping Technology
Feb. 19, 2009

LG Electronics Deepens Alliance With Microsoft by Selecting Windows as Primary Smartphone Platform
Feb. 16, 2009

Google Takes Patent License to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Feb. 9, 2009

Microsoft and Brother Enter Broad Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement
Feb. 4, 2009

SINA Signs Licensing Agreement With Microsoft to Enhance Mobile Service
Jan. 6, 2009

2008

Microsoft Reflects on Five Years of Collaborative Intellectual Property Licensing
Sept. 16, 2008

Microsoft and Nikon Enter Into Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement
Aug. 27, 2008

Building a Business Around Licensed Technology
July 30, 2008

Microsoft and HOYA Enter Into Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement Covering Digital Cameras and Other Consumer Products
May 12, 2008

Beijing Komoxo Mobile Software Licenses Patents From Microsoft
April 28, 2008

Microsoft and Onkyo Announce Two Business Agreements
March 20, 2008

Microsoft Helps Connect Apple iPhone Users to Microsoft’s Exchange Server
March 14, 2008

Microsoft Helps Connect Apple iPhone Users to Microsoft’s Exchange Server
March 6, 2008

Fostering Innovation and Collaboration, Microsoft and Alpine Enter Into Broad Patent Licensing Agreement
Feb. 18, 2008

Microsoft and JVC Enter Into Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement to Foster Mutual Innovation and Collaboration
Jan. 15, 2008

2007

Samsung Licenses Microsoft Technology for Wireless Digital Photo Frame
Dec. 12, 2007

Microsoft and Kyocera Mita Enter Broad Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement
Nov. 13, 2007

Microsoft and Turbolinux Extend Broad Collaboration Agreement
Oct. 22, 2007

Microsoft and Olympus Enter Into Broad Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement
Oct. 15, 2007

Microsoft and Kenwood Enter Into Broad Patent Licensing Agreement to Foster Innovation and Collaboration
Sept. 24, 2007

Microsoft and Cadence to Cross-License Patent Portfolios
Sept. 19, 2007

Activated Content Licenses Microsoft Technology to Enhance Audio Watermarking Efforts
Aug. 15, 2007

Microsoft and Xandros Expand Collaboration
Aug. 14, 2007

Microsoft Licenses Graphics Technology to Award-Winning Weta Digital
Aug. 7, 2007

Microsoft and Linspire Collaboration Promotes Interoperability and Customer Choice
June 13, 2007

Microsoft, Xandros Broad Collaboration Agreement Extends Bridge Between Commercial Open Source and Microsoft Software
June 4, 2007

Microsoft and Samsung Announce Broad Patent Agreement
April 18, 2007

Fuji Xerox and Microsoft Announce Broad Patent Agreement
March 21, 2007

2006

Epson and Microsoft Announce a Cross-License of Their Patent Holdings
Nov. 13, 2006

Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support
Nov. 2, 2006

Nortel and Microsoft Form Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Transformation of Business Communications
July 18, 2006

Microsoft Announces Exchange ActiveSync Licensing Agreement With Sony Ericsson
Feb. 6, 2006

2005

Microsoft and Toshiba Strengthen Relationship
June 27, 2005

Microsoft Makes Its Intellectual Property Available to Businesses of All Sizes
April 11, 2005

Microsoft and Nokia Collaborate to Help Ensure Consumers Can Enjoy Digital Music Anywhere
Feb. 14, 2005

2004

Autodesk and Microsoft Will Cross-License Patent Holdings
Dec. 16, 2004

palmOne Licenses Microsoft Exchange Server Synchronization Protocol for Integration With Next-Generation Treo Smartphones
Oct. 5, 2004

Siemens and Microsoft to Cross-License Patent Holdings
May 3, 2004

Microsoft and InterTrust Settle Outstanding Litigation and License Intellectual Property
April 12, 2004

Time Warner Becomes a Strategic Investor in ContentGuard
April 5, 2004