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Microsoft, ASUS Extend Patent License Commitment (Chinese translation) October 1, 2015 Advanced licensing agreement allows for deeper technology cooperation and product integration. Lenovo and Microsoft are deepening the strategic relationship between devices 22, 2016 Microsoft Corp. and Lenovo announced friday a deepening of their strategic relationship. Under the agreement, Samsung will pay a fee to Microsoft for every Android tablet and smartphone it generates, and both will not engage in legal disputes over Android-related patents. The agreement follows several agreements Microsoft has reached with Android manufacturers, companies such as HTC, Acer, ViewSonic, Velocity Micro and Winstron pay similar fees per Android device. One of the main concerns with large-scale cross-licensing agreements is that they create an almost impenetrable barrier to intellectual property rights for newcomers to the sector. Qisda signed a patent license agreement with Microsoft April 24, 2015 license offers wide coverage for devices. Microsoft and Motorola Solutions sign a licensing agreement April 21, 2014 with Motorola Solutions includes devices with Android and Chrome. TAIPEI, Taiwan and CUPERTINO, California – November 10, 2012 – HTC and Apple have reached a comprehensive agreement® which includes the rejection of all current complaints and a 10-year licensing agreement. The license extends to current and future patents held by both parties. The terms of the transaction are confidential.
Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation, 35 F.3d 1435 (9th Cir. 1995), was a copyright infringement action in which Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.) and Hewlett-Packard wanted to prevent the use of visual graphical interfaces (GUI) similar to those of Apple Lisa and Macintosh operating systems.  The court held that “Apple cannot obtain patent-like protection for the idea of a graphical interface or the idea of an office metaphor [under copyright]… « .  In the midst of Apple v.
Microsoft action, Xerox also sued Apple claims that Mac GUI is heavily based on Xerox.  The District Court dismissed Xerox`s appeals without questioning whether Apple`s graphical interface violated Xerox`s.  Apple lost all claims in Microsoft`s action, except for the decision to violate trash icons and folder icons in Hewlett-Packard`s NewWave Windows app.