Microsoft patent license deal with Motorola Solutions includes rugged tablets

April 21, 2014
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The communications-services company Motorola Solutions (as opposed to Motorola Mobility, sold earlier this year to Lenovo) sells embedded/hardened devices and associated services to enterprise and government customers. 

The patent agreement between Microsoft and Motorola Solutions announced today covers devices that run Android or Chrome OS such as handheld computers, vehicle-mounted computers, ruggedized tablet and notebook products. 

Microsoft has signed Android and/or Chrome OS patent-licensing deals with over 20 companies, including Delll, Samsung, LG, HTC, Acer, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Although Microsoft has readily publicized the licensing agreements, it has not publicly disclosed what patents it holds that it claims Android and Chrome OS infringe. 


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