Google and Samsung conclude protracted patent deal




Samsung and Google have a patent deal which both companies have licenses to each other’s patents. The deal applies to all patents that both companies already have in hand, as for the patents they register in the next decade.

The two technology companies have disclosed no details about the patent deal, except that it applies worldwide. It is not known whether any of the two companies has money deposited by the agreement. At this time, both Google and Samsung, that most of its phones with Android equips with various companies involved in patent matters, but the two companies have so far left each other alone.

A senior lawyer of Google said in a joint statement that Samsung and Google patent deals like these “companies to focus on innovation and the likelihood of litigation reduction. At this time, Google and Samsung have been working together a lot, but what makes the deal interesting is that he applies for a period of ten years. It is impossible to predict how the relationship between Google and Samsung will be in ten years.

According to the Russian telecom insider Eldar Murtazin, the agreement between Google and Samsung is more than just a patent deal. Samsung would often be given the right to bring out. Google Play an edition of a phone as part of the deal In addition, Google would not compete in hardware field more, the company stopped with Murtazin in 2015 with the release of Nexus phones, which are sold under the banner of Google. What role in that story is reserved for Motorola, the smartphone maker that was acquired by Google, is unclear.

Murtazin also claims that Samsung and Google want to prevent some companies, including Microsoft, Android smartphones can cast. Previously showed that Nokia, which is taken over, which was planned by Microsoft. How Google and Samsung want to avoid is also unclear Android is released under an open source license. Google does some companies would have access to the Play Store, the most popular Android application store, can deny. Finally, Samsung would stop developing its own smartphone OS Tizen, but that would be their own decision.

Samsung has also closed on a patent deal with Ericsson, as the latter has announced . Unlike Google and Samsung that two companies were called in lawsuits patents involved. Samsung Ericsson will pay money for licensing the patents, which relate to mobile network connections. This makes patent issues between the two companies of the job.


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