Photo: digitaltrends.com

Photo: digitaltrends.com

There are times when tech companies seem to spend more time in court battling patents than they do launching products. Microsoft should now be able to spend less time in court after signing an apparently wide-ranging patent licensing deal with Chinese company Hon Hai, the largest contract electronics company in the world.

The terms weren’t disclosed, but apparently provide ‘broad coverage’ for devices running Android and ChromeOS.