Microsoft and Canon have reached a cross-licensing agreement giving each company licenses to the other’s patent portfolios.
The agreement covers a broad range of products and services, including digital imaging and mobile consumer products, the companies said in a news release.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Microsoft has signed many companies to such agreements — including ones with companies that use the Android operating system, which Microsoft contends uses Microsoft’s patented technologies. The company says it’s entered into more than 1,100 licensing agreements since it launched its intellectual property licensing program in December 2003.