Chinese government reveals Microsoft's Android patents

Chinese government reveals Microsoft's Android patents
Microsoft, who has long licensed its patents to Android OEMs and takes a piece of a majority of Android devices made, has now had those mystery patents revealed by the Chinese government.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has revealed the 300 patents and applications held by Microsoft, following China's recent approval of their purchase of Nokia's handset business.



Among the list are 73 standard-essential patents, and another 127 that Microsoft claims are currently used in Android. Microsoft is said to be bringing in nearly $1 billion in licensing revenue from Android device makers.

Some of the list includes patents from Nortel, which were acquired as part of the Rockstar Consortium.

Full list here: MOFCOM

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Jun 2014 11:00
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  • 3 comments
  • Jemborg

    Not sure I get the significance of this... are they trying to piss off MS?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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    17.6.2014 23:30 #1

  • DXR88

    Originally posted by Jemborg: Not sure I get the significance of this... are they trying to piss off MS? there just getting even, i sense more "reveals" in the near future.

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    18.6.2014 12:23 #2

  • dEwMe

    Originally posted by DXR88: Originally posted by Jemborg: Not sure I get the significance of this... are they trying to piss off MS? there just getting even, i sense more "reveals" in the near future. Yeah...I just don't get why it's a big deal. Is this sposed to be secret stuff?

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    18.6.2014 14:07 #3

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