Google and Microsoft agree to lawsuit truce

Eighteen lawsuits had been active between the companies, relating to uses of technologies in mobile phones, wifi and other areas.Details of the deal were not shared, but in a joint statement the firms said they would “collaborate on certain patent matters”.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34409077Also see:Microsoft and Google Call an End to Patent Battles
Peace has broken out between Google and Microsoft, which agreed to dismiss all of their pending patent lawsuits against each other.The agreement, the terms of which were not disclosed, mean that about 20 different lawsuits in Germany and the United States involving issues as varied as mobile phones, wireless networking, video decoding and other technologies will go away. In a joint statement, the companies said the cases included those related to Motorola Mobility, the smartphone maker that Google sold last year to Lenovo.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/microsoft-and-google-call-an-end-to-patent-battles/

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