Microsoft And Samsung Sign Vast Patent Cross-Licensing Deal
At any rate, Samsung was in Microsoft's sights as well, and the two companies announced this week that they've signed a definitive cross-license agreement that covers the patent portfolios of both companies, providing broad coverage for each company’s products. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will receive royalties for Samsung’s mobile phones and tablets running the Android mobile platform. In addition, the companies agreed to cooperate in the development and marketing of Windows Phone.
No financial details are being let loose, but it's a safe bet that Microsoft's winning big here. How long until Apple and Samsung settle? Something tells us it'll be a while.