Microsoft has agreements in place with a wide range of manufacturers of Android devices, the agreements cover patents which Microsoft own and are used by Google’s Android OS.
Microsoft and Kyocera had been in a legal dispute over their agreement and now the two companies have settled things.
Today Kyocera Corporation and Microsoft Corp. announced they have signed an agreement expanding on a prior patent licensing arrangement. The new agreement enables the companies to use a broader range of each other’s technologies in their respective products through a patent cross license.
In addition to strengthening the partnership between the two companies, it also resolves a patent infringement lawsuit brought earlier this year in U.S. District Court. The remaining details of the agreement are confidential.
Microsoft has not revealed how much it makes for its patents that are licensed to Android device makers, the company is rumored to be making significant sums each years from these agreements.