Openwave And Microsoft Reach Patent Licensing Agreement
Openwave Systems Inc., a global software innovator delivering all-Internet Protocol (all-IP) mediation and messaging solutions, announced today that Microsoft Corporation agreed to license Openwave’s patent portfolio.
Microsoft becomes the first company to license Openwave’s portfolio of approximately 200 patents, including several foundational patents covering smart device and cloud technologies, among others.
“This agreement demonstrates the importance of Openwave’s patent portfolio, as well as Openwave’s ability to execute on its previously announced patent licensing strategy,” said Mike Mulica, chief executive officer of Openwave Systems. “Moving forward, we intend to continue to invest in developing our industry leading technology, to collaborate with others, to bring new innovations to market, and to protect our intellectual property.”
In August 2011, Openwave filed complaints with the International Trade Commission and in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Apple and Research In Motion (RIM) alleging that Apple and RIM products infringe certain Openwave patents.
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