Two Turkeys Do Not Make An Eagle: Samsung And Google Sign Patent Licensing Agreement

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Today, Samsung and Google announced their cross-license patent agreement that will cover both existing patents and patents that will be filed over next 10 years. As we all know, Samsung is known for its imitation/copying of others innovation and it was evident after various courts asked Samsung to pay Apple for violating their patents. Google with their Android OS violates no.of patents owned by Microsoft and many other companies is already under fire in various courts across the world. Now since they both have partnered on patents. will it save them from patent cases? I don’t think so.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Google Inc. today furthered their long-term cooperative partnership with a global patent cross-license agreement covering a broad range of technologies and business areas. The mutually beneficial agreement covers the two companies’ existing patents as well as those filed over the next 10 years.

“We’re pleased to enter into a cross-license with our partner Samsung,” said Allen Lo, Deputy General Counsel for Patents at Google. “By working together on agreements like this, companies can reduce the potential for litigation and focus instead on innovation.”

With this agreement, Samsung and Google gain access to each other’s industry-leading patent portfolios, paving the way for deeper collaboration on research and development of current and future products and technologies.

“This agreement with Google is highly significant for the technology industry,” said Dr. Seungho Ahn, the Head of Samsung’s Intellectual Property Center. “Samsung and Google are showing the rest of the industry that there is more to gain from cooperating than engaging in unnecessary patent disputes.”

Source: Samsung

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  • Horbeme

    what patents does google hold?

    • http://yourig.livejournal.com/ ZloiYuri

      Howto:Being worst company with best rating.
      Howto: Stole all your data, use it and nobody cares.
      Howto: Copy everything but be first in retail.

    • grs_dev

      over 12000 patents they acquired from Motoroal when they purchased Motorola Mobility Division.

  • http://yourig.livejournal.com/ ZloiYuri

    Will it fasten and improve copying?

  • grs_dev

    This is a bit of a puzzling move…

  • tkadrum

    I see Samsung will borrow some of Nest technology for their future phones

  • Bugbog

    Ah ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha hah

    The TWO biggest tech plagiarists currently in the field? Probably just a way for Google to legally steal what Samsung already stole!

  • Jeff Hung

    I prefer the title: Two Copycats Do Not Make A Tiger.

  • Herb_Eaversmells

    Cringe worthy comments all around, nothing worse than fanboys lol