The Redmond, Wash.-headquartered Corporation now has coverage for eReaders, smartphones, and tablets running Google’s operating system. Both parties admitted Microsoft would receive royalties from Pegatron; however, the agreement’s particulars were not disclosed.
Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Intellectual Property Horacio Gutierrez said the agreement with Pegatron reflects continued success of its Android licensing program by settling IP issues regarding Android OS and Chrome-powered devices in the marketplace.
“With this agreement, Microsoft has now licensed four of the top five Taiwanese ODMs,” explained Gutierrez.
Microsoft’s press release further elaborated that the patent agreement represents “an important role intellectual property plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant IT ecosystem.”