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January 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Microsoft and BMW sign patent licensing agreement

Microsoft has signed another company on to its patent licensing program for its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology.

The agreement allows BMW to incorporate exFAT into its vehicles’ digital entertainment offerings.

exFAT is a file system that facilitates large files for use in audiovisual media. Microsoft has already reached patent licensing agreements over the use exFAT technology in products with companies including RIM, Sharp, Sigma, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony and Canon.

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