Microsoft drops patent suit against Kyocera amid expanded licensing deal
Microsoft announced today that it has reached an agreement with Kyocera to expand their patent licensing agreement. In addition to expanding cross-access to each other's patents, the agreement also puts an end to a patent infringement suit that Microsoft brought against Kyocera earlier this year.
The lawsuit in question was brought against Kyocera in early March, and alleged that the company had infringed on several Microsoft patents related to location services and text messaging in its Android phones. The terms of today's expanded deal were not disclosed.
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