Microsoft drops Android patent lawsuit against Kyocera

03 July, 2015

Just a few months after Microsoft sued Kyocera for allegedly infringing on its Android patents, the software giant has dropped the lawsuit.

This came after both companies struck a deal to expand a prior patent licensing arrangement. "The new agreement enables the companies to use a broader range of each other’s technologies in their respective products through a patent cross license," Microsoft said in a press release.

For those who aren't in the know, back in March this year, Microsoft filed a lawsuit against the Japanese electronics company in the US, claiming that three of the latter's Android smartphone lines - including Duraforce, Hydro, and Brigadier - violate its patents.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous

My Kyocera was bought at a boost mobile store, When I went in they said it was a very good phone and it was water prove and I bought, It all together I paid over $ 230 dollars , I started having many problems with it, but it has always had very poo...

  • Microsoft=patentAbus

Microsoft ownes only broad and stolen patents to abuse its dominance that's why all the patents are in secrecy even for the signing company paying licenses

  • AnonD-44465

Kyoto ceramics is no tiny company, it's industrial giant. And if they decide to use android, it is only fair to have them pay Microsoft for their R&D that was used in Android system.

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