Friday, October 08, 2010

More mobile patent madness: Microsoft licenses 74 smartphone-related patents from Acacia | ZDNet

One interesting corollary in this context: HP, despite its Palm acquisition, does not own some key Palm patents

On October 7, Microsoft licensed 74 patents for an undisclosed amount with Acacia Research Corp. and Access Co. Ltd, the Japanese company that acquired PalmSource, the maker of the Palm operating system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Acacia noted the Microsoft deal in a press release, which said Microsoft had licensed “a portfolio of patents related to smartphones owned by Acacia subsidiary SmartPhone Technologies LLC and Access Co. Ltd.,” which included “inventions created by Access Co., Ltd., Palm, Palmsource, Bell Communications Research and Geoworks.

More mobile patent madness: Microsoft licenses 74 smartphone-related patents from Acacia | ZDNet

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