Microsoft and Amazon have concluded a patent agreement

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Microsoft announced the conclusion of Amazon with a cross-license agreement. This document stipulates that both companies will have access to a limited portfolio of patents to each other. In particular, Amazon could use its Readers Amazon Kindle development at Microsoft. The agreement also involves hardware and software platforms Amazon servers based on Linux Specific terms of the agreement are confidential, but Microsoft notes that Amazon would pay her a certain sum, which were not disclosed.

Microsoft's licensing program was launched in December 2003. During this time the company signed over 600 licensing agreements and continues to develop programs that are used by other companies. In recent years, Microsoft has signed similar agreements with other leading companies, including Apple, HP, LG Electronics, Nikon, Novell, Samsung Electronics and several others.