Acer and ViewSonic sign Android patent licensing deal with Microsoft

The ongoing Android Patent war/trolling ain’t going to finish anytime soon. Especially when Microsoft continues to get small and big ODMs/OEMs to sign a licensing agreement with them. Today is Acer and ViewSonic’s turn to get under Redmond’s wing. It should also be noted that Acer is now also a Windows Phone 7 OEM with one Mango device, the Acer W4, which is soon to be released. Anyway, just check out the press releases after the break:

Microsoft and Acer Sign Patent License Agreement

Agreement will cover Acer’s Android tablets and smartphones.

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 8, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. and Acer Inc. have executed a patent license agreement that includes broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Acer’s tablets and smartphones running the Android platform.

“We are pleased that Acer is taking advantage of our industrywide licensing program established to help companies address Android’s IP issues,” said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing at Microsoft. “This agreement is an example of how industry leaders can reach commercially reasonable arrangements that address intellectual property.”

Microsoft and ViewSonic Sign Patent Agreement

Agreement will cover ViewSonic’s Android Tablets and smartphones.

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 8, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. and ViewSonic Corp. have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for ViewSonic’s tablets and mobile phones running the Android or Chrome Platform. Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from ViewSonic under the agreement.

“We are pleased that ViewSonic is taking advantage of our industrywide licensing program established to help companies address Android’s IP issues,” said Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing at Microsoft. “This agreement is an example of how industry leaders can reach commercially reasonable arrangements that address intellectual property.”

source: Microsoft

  • Mr. Santos

    Notice how every time Microsoft get an Android manufacturer to pay Microsoft, they release the same sentence in the press release buy change the Manufacturers name!