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Microsoft and Fuji Xerox update their cross-licensing patent agreement

Microsoft has entered into a new patent cross-licensing agreement with Japan-based Fuji Xerox. The new deal expands on a previous partnership the two companies signed in 2007 and allows them to use each other's patents.

Microsoft stated:

"This agreement covers a broad range of products and services offered by Microsoft and Fuji Xerox, including digital imaging, document management and mobile consumer products. Microsoft and Fuji Xerox have a long history of working together to bring high-quality, cutting-edge products to consumers. Contents of the agreement will not be disclosed."

Fuji Xerox is a joint venture of Fujifilm and Xerox Corporation and sells "multifunction devices, printers and production printers" worldwide. It's possible Microsoft could use some of the digital imaging patents owned by Fuji Xerox in its products. Microsoft has signed over 1,100 licensing agreements since it started its IP licensing program in 2003.

Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab)

19 Comments
  • Microsoft sure loves patents. And I sure love Microsoft. I'll have to kill patents so I have Microsoft all to myself. >:)
  • Dafuq are u saying?
  • I'm saying the patent office is trying to steal my man!
  • Lol wow
  • LOL i have seen overly attracted gf but something like this? Overly Attracted Customer..., :D
  • Attached not attracted.
  • Dude your drunk and off your leash lol just kidding
  • good one :)
  • Seems flashy
  • Well this is what I call a good news..
  • So there is a PureCopier?
  • Guys do you know modern combat 5 is going to be free :D
  • Yup
  • Great!
  • Could this finally be a hint for the next Lumia Flagship?
  • At least a very large hint of the new camera in it. Posted from my HTC M8
  • If i remember correctly, they also made patent agreements with Canon too.
  • I'm not sure about that
  • That's weird, because Microsoft seems pretty sure. http://news.microsoft.com/2014/07/02/microsoft-and-canon-sign-patent-cross-licensing-agreement/ ​