Microsoft Wins Patent Spat Against Motorola
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 26, 2013
The decision will have far-reaching implications for standards-essential patents.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, patent lawsuit, Motorola, standards, licensing
Microsoft Reaches Patent Deal with China's ZTE
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
According to Microsoft, it now gets royalties from most Android smartphones sold.
Tags: Google, Android, Microsoft, Chrome OS, China, smartphone, tablet, patent, licensing, zte
Microsoft, Foxconn Sign Patent Deal Covering Android, Chrome Devices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 17, 2013
Experts say the licensing agreement is bad news for Google.
Tags: Google, Android, Microsoft, smartphone, Chrome, patent, licensing, Foxconn
Microsoft Reverses Course on Office 2013 Licensing
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 06, 2013
The company may also be reducing prices for Windows 8 licenses.
Tags: Microsoft, software, Windows 8, licensing, Office 2013
Office 2013 License Ties Software to One PC, Forever
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 15, 2013
Microsoft is attempting to push users to its Office 365 product.
Tags: cloud computing, licensing, Office 365, Microsoft Office 2013
Nokia, RIM Settle Patent Lawsuit
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 21, 2012
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tags: smartphone, Nokia, patent lawsuit, RIM, licensing, settlement
Adobe Earnings Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 14, 2012
The transition to the subscription-based Creative Cloud has been good for the software company.
Tags: Cloud, software, earnings, Adobe, licensing, subscription, quarterly financials
Microsoft Quietly Increases Enterprise Application Fees
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 03, 2012
Price hikes for Exchange, Lync, Windows Server and Terminal Services went into effect Dec. 1.
Tags: Microsoft, applications, Enterprise, Exchange, Windows Server, terminal services, licensing, licenses, Lync
Ericsson Files Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 27, 2012
The two firms have been trying to reach an agreement for two years.
Tags: Samsung, patent lawsuit, mobile phone, licensing, Ericsson
Apple and HTC Settle Global Patent War
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 12, 2012
The two firms didn't divulge details of their 10-year settlement.
Tags: mobile, Apple, smartphone, patent lawsuit, HTC, licensing, settlement
Analyst: RIM and Samsung in Licensing Talks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 08, 2012
A Jeffries analyst suggests Samsung could try to license BlackBerry 10 or to buy RIM.
Tags: Samsung, RIM, licensing, merger and acquistion activity, BlackBerry 10
Microsoft Licenses Patents to LG for Android, Chrome OS Devices
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 12, 2012
Microsoft now gets a cut of the purchase prices for 70 percent of Android devices sold in the U.S.
Tags: Android, Microsoft, patent, licensing
Samsung, Microsoft Reach Cross-Licensing Deal
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 28, 2011
Samsung has agreed to pay Microsoft royalties for Android-based devices; the deal could have big implications for Google.
Tags: patent lawsuit, licensing
OpenLogic Collaborates for Open Source Compliance
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 26, 2011
Enhanced SaaS service aims to help enterprises comply with open source licensing.
Tags: open source, enterprise applications, licensing, OpenLogic, Compliance Management