Microsoft and HP Renew Patent Cross-License Agreement

Third agreement between companies extends their long-standing relationship.

REDMOND, Wash., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) have renewed a patent cross-license agreement to further the development of each company's research and development (R&D) efforts and expand technological innovation to enhance the overall customer experience.


The agreement covers a broad range of products and provides each company greater access to the other's patent portfolio. The terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

Patent cross-licensing clears the way for companies to create stronger partnerships and innovate in a more open environment that is good for business and that ultimately benefits customers and end users. This agreement is a demonstration of both companies' commitments to making their intellectual property more readily available to their business partners and the technology industry at large. Additionally, it serves as a testament to the innovation taking place at the companies and the strength and breadth of their patent portfolios, which are among the largest and highest-quality in the world.

About HP

HP, the world's largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Web site:

Review Article Be the first to review this article
Teledyne Optech:


Featured Video
Currently No Featured Jobs
Upcoming Events
Commercial UAV Expo 2016 at MGM Grand Hotel Conference Center Las Vegas NV - Oct 31 - 2, 2016
GIS-Pro 2016: URISA's 54th Annual Conference at Toronto Canada - Oct 31 - 3, 2016
24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference at San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA San Francisco - Oct 31 - 3, 2016
Textron - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy