Openwave Strikes Licensing Deal with Microsoft

Posted by at 10:35 am on November 4, 2011

Openwave has successfully convinced Microsoft to license its patents. The Windows developer agreed to license the entire 200-patent catalog, which focuses mostly on cloud and wireless technology. The terms of the deal weren’t given, although it’s presumed Microsoft will pay a royalty.

It may add to the cost of licensing Windows Phone​ or to some Internet-aware apps at Microsoft.

The agreement comes just over two months after Openwave sued Apple and RIM over the same patents. Its ongoing complaint threatens to ban iPads, iPhones, BlackBerrys, and PlayBooks after Openwave allegedly didn’t get a “substantive response” on offering a license.

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