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01.16.08

Quick Mention: New Microsoft-JVC Patent Deal Does Not Mention Linux (Updatedx3)

Posted in Deals, Microsoft, Patent Covenant, Patents at 5:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The part which is worth paying careful attention to is this: “the parties said that Microsoft is receiving compensation from JVC.”

Here is the full (yet surprisingly short) press release:


Microsoft, JVC Agree To Patent Cross-Licensing Pact

January 15, 2008: 08:23 PM EST

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Victor Company of Japan Ltd. agreed to a patent cross-licensing deal for the further development of each company’s current and future product lines.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but the parties said that Microsoft is receiving compensation from JVC.

Microsoft, a Redmond, Wash., software company, said the agreement strengthens the long-term collaborative relationship between the two companies.

Shares in Microsoft continued to slide after hours, recently trading down $ 1.09 after closing down 1.1%, or 39 cents, at $34 in active trading.

-Adam O. Manzor; 201-938-5400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com

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Update: In case you require some context and further information, Paul Krill has it. If you try Web search queries of interest, you will probably fail to see much evidence that JVC builds products with Linux.

Update #2: A more comprehensive press release can be found here.

Update #3: A source that it not so credible adds: “Among other things, JVC uses Linux in its streaming video networking gear.”

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