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Microsoft, Kyocera settle patent law claims

Companies rely on patents to protect their intellectual property and to ensure their competition does not use any proprietary technology or developments without the proper permissions and compensation. After having filed a suit in March accusing Japan-based Kyocera of violating seven of its patents, Microsoft recently announced the two companies have reached an agreement over the use of certain patented technologies.

Apparently, Kyocera was using technology patented by Microsoft in several of its Android phone models. Microsoft had petitioned for an injunction to prohibit Kyocera from selling three of its phone models until the issue was resolved.

The new patent agreement provides a patent cross license that will allow each company to use technology patented by the other. No details were reported with regard to which patents were affected by the agreement or how much money will be involved in the licensing; however, Microsoft had claimed that the patent infringement involved technologies related to network management, communications, display sensors, thread scheduling and others. Microsoft has also settled claims against other technology providers such as Samsung and Barnes & Noble.

While patents are designed to protect a business' or inventor's intellectual property, business disputes involving unfair and unethical trade practices sometimes arise. Patent holders in Colorado who suspect or discover their patents are being used without the proper permissions or compensation have recourse to file a claim against the offending company or party. By working with an attorney experienced in patent law, a patent holder can ensure their rights and property are protected.

Source: zdnet.com, "Microsoft, Kyocera settle patent suit over Android phones," Mary Jo Foley, July 2, 2015

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