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Samsung paid Microsoft USD 1 bln in patent fees

Monday 6 October 2014 | 14:01 CET | News
Microsoft said Samsung paid more than USD 1 billion last year to use Microsoft technology in Samsung phones, the Wall Street Journal reported. Microsoft said some of its patents are included in Android technologies, such as methods for displaying multiple windows in a Web browser. Neither Samsung nor Microsoft have disclosed previously the size of these royalty payments. The amount of Samsung's payment made last fall was included in a previously redacted legal filing in a months long contract dispute between the two companies. In the legal fight that started this summer, Microsoft complained

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Microsoft / Nokia / Samsung
Countries: World
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