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Microsoft Demands Royalties From Mobile Phone Makers

Microsoft Corp, the world’s biggest software maker, is demanding patent royalties from mobile phone makers that use Google Inc.’s Android operating system. Motorola Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. also make mobile devices that use Android.

Redmond, Washington based Microsoft said, “HTC Corp., which makes Google’s Nexus One mobile phone, has agreed to pay under a patent licensing agreement.”

In an e-mailed statement, the company’s Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual property and licensing, Horacio Gutierrez said, “Microsoft has been talking with several device manufacturers to address our concerns relative to the Android mobile platform."

Gutierrez further said, “Microsoft has consistently taken a proactive approach to licensing.” The company, which is typically defending itself against four dozen patent-infringement suits at any given time, isn’t known for filing lawsuits over its own patents. Since 2007 the company has filed two patent lawsuits against companies that didn’t sue it first, according to Bloomberg data.

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