Microsoft Corp and LG Electronics have signed a patent agreement that covers Android and Chrome OS-based devices. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
The agreement provides coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for LG’s tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome OS platform.
“We are pleased to have built upon our long-standing relationship with LG to reach a mutually beneficial agreement,” said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice-president and deputy general counsel, Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft.
“Together with our 10 previous agreements with Android and Chrome OS device manufacturers, including HTC, Samsung and Acer, this agreement with LG means that more than 70pc of all Android smartphones sold in the US are now receiving coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio,” Gutierrez added.
“We are proud of the continued success of our programme in resolving the IP issues surrounding Android and Chrome OS.”