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Microsoft pushes Casio into Linux patent license deal

updated 11:10 am EDT, Tue September 20, 2011

Covers 'use of Linux in certain Casio devices'

Microsoft and Casio announced they have reached a multiyear cross-licensing agreement covering the use of Linux in certain Casio devices. Details of the agreement were not released. The companies did state that the deal calls for Casio to compensate Microsoft. Since December 2003, Microsoft has created over 700 licensing agreements with other companies for its intellectual property.

A recent study shows the number of patent disputes has grown roughly 25 percent each year since 2006. Microsoft has been both an instigator as well as a target of these suits.




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