Monday, January 22, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Intel: Stop Installing Security Patches Until Further Notice
Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With Education Windows 10 Devices starting at $189
Opera Mobile Browsers Introduce Bitcoin Mining Protection
Amazon Store Let's You Walk Away Without Checking out
Facebook Admits it Could Harm Democracy
Facebook to Open Digital Training Hubs in Europe
U.S. ITC to Probe Samsung, SK Hynix, Lenovo Over SSDs
LG Won't Showcase New G Series Smartphone at MWC
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Microsoft Enters Into Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement With Funai


Microsoft has signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with Funai Electric, manufacturer of LCD TVs sold in the United States under brands such as Philips, Magnavox, Sylvania and Emerson, to further the development of each company?s current and future products.

The agreement allows greater mutual access to each company?s respective patent portfolio, the companies said. It covers consumer audio-video products including LCD TVs. Funai also will gain access to Microsoft?s Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) patents. Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicated that Microsoft is being compensated by Funai.

Microsoft and Funai believe that this patent cross-licensing agreement will substantially benefit their customers.

"Consumers want TVs to offer experiences that were once available primarily on personal computers. A patent license like this one allows two industry leaders to deliver the type of cutting-edge innovations that today?s consumers demand," said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing at Microsoft. "Our patent portfolio reflects the innovation that results from the billions of dollars of R&D Microsoft invests each year, and we are pleased to share access with an established leader such as Funai."

"We are very pleased that this agreement enables us to incorporate Microsoft technology into our products, which will foster an even richer user experience for our customers," said Kenji Sakata, officer of IP licensing at Funai.


Previous
Next
Microsoft to Out-of-date Issue IE6 Patch        All News        CD Digital Card and DVDFLLC Agree on Out of Court Settlement
Panasonic Ships 48GB and 64GB SDXC Memory Cards     Consumer Electronics News      The Sharp Expansion of Internet Video

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With Education Windows 10 Devices starting at $189
Some Microsoft Meltdown Patches Freeze AMD PCs
Microsoft Plans Expansion of Redmond Campus
Microsoft Expands Deal With SAP to Use and Sell More of Each Other's Cloud Services
Top Black Friday deals from Microsoft
Microsoft Cloud Continues to Grow, Powers First Quarter Results
Microsoft to Buy Wind Energy From GE's new Wind Farm in Ireland
Microsoft Brings the Edge Browser to iOS and Android
Microsoft Announces First Windows S Devices, Brings cloud, AI and Mixed Reality to Businesses
Windows Creators Update Available in October
Microsoft Surface Devices Fail on Reliability
Microsoft Coco Framework Improves Performance and Governance Characteristics of Enterprise Blockchain Networks

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .