Microsoft And Nikon Sign Android Patent Agreement

Posted on Feb 22 2013 - 11:53am by Editorial Staff


In a new partnership, Nikon signed a patent agreement with Microsoft, enabling its cameras to run the Android platform although the content and other details of the agreement will not be disclosed, while Microsoft will receive royalties from Nikon. The agreement was made through Microsoft’s IP licensing program, which it launched in December 2003.

In a statement, Microsoft’s general manager of Intellectual Property Licensing David Kaefer, says “Microsoft and Nikon have a long history of collaboration, and this agreement further demonstrates the value that both companies place on responsible IP licensing. Microsoft is proud to align with a leader in the digital camera industry to license Android technology for the benefit of Nikon’s customers.”

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