Microsoft, Google end all patent cases, pledge cooperation

Thursday 1 October 2015 | 09:25 CET | News
Microsoft and Google have agreed to dismiss all the patent-related lawsuits between them, Bloomberg reported, saying the two had around 20 lawsuits pending over uses of patents in mobile phones, Wi-Fi, web video, video game systems and other technologies. The companies will dismiss all patent cases, including those related to Google's former Motorola Mobility smartphone unit but did not disclose if money was involved as part of the agreement. The two companies had been litigating over technology innovations for five years. Google's former Motorola Mobility unit had been demanding royalties on

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