Microsoft And Samsung Enter Into Cross-Licensing Agreement
Patent expert Florian Mueller
“If Samsung truly believed that Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility was going to be helpful to the Android ecosystem at large, it would have waited until that deal is closed before concluding the license agreement with Microsoft. But Samsung probably knows it can’t rely on Google. It decided to address Android’s intellectual property issues on its own”.
The fact that Samsung agrees to pay royalties under the agreement with Microsoft suggests that the company believes that Android is vulnerable to intellectual property suits and that Google can’t protect Android after buying Motorola Mobility.
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