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United States : MICROSOFT could use CANON's patents and software to upgrade NOKIA's technology

July 10, 2014

IT giant Microsoft has inked a cross-licensing patent deal with Canon.

The move has sparked hearsay that the IT giant could use Canon's patents and software to upgrade Nokia's PureView technology.

Nick Psyhogeos, general manager, associate general counsel, IP Licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft, said : 'This collaborative approach with Canon allows us to deliver inventive technologies that benefit consumers around the world. Microsoft believes cooperative licensing is an effective way to accelerate innovation while reducing patent disputes.'

According to formal statements, the deal has an impact on 'a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products.'

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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