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Electronics Production | January 13, 2012

Microsoft and LG sign patent agreement

Microsoft and LG sign patent agreement covering Android and Chrome OS based devices.
Microsoft Corp. and LG Electronics have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for LG’s tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome OS Platform. The contents of the agreement have not been disclosed.

"We are pleased to have built upon our longstanding relationship with LG to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. Together with our 10 previous agreements with Android and Chrome OS device manufacturers, including HTC, Samsung and Acer, this agreement with LG means that more than 70 percent of all Android smartphones sold in the U.S. are now receiving coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio", said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft.

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