Microsoft scores biggest patent licensee yet: Foxconn

Posted by BernardSwiss on Apr 17, 2013 10:54 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Joe Mullin
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One company—Taiwan's Foxconn—makes a staggering 40 percent of the world's consumer electronic devices. Starting now, Microsoft will be getting paid a toll on a large number of those devices. The company's long patent-licensing campaign has landed its biggest client yet in licensing Foxconn, formally named Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Foxconn has agreed to take a license for any product it produces that runs Google's Android or Chrome operating systems.

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