Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Sep 2015 23:45 UTC, submitted by jonsmirl
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Google and Microsoft have agreed to end their long-running patent feud over smartphones and video game systems, dropping about 20 lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany.

The two companies, which didn't disclose financial terms, have been litigating over technology innovations for five years. Google's former Motorola Mobility unit had been demanding royalties on the Xbox video-gaming system, and Microsoft had sought to block Motorola mobile phones from using certain features.

If you've been paying attention, you know why this is taking place now.

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by Deviate_X on Thu 1st Oct 2015 08:05 UTC
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"If you've been paying attention, you know why this is taking place now"

Not sure what thom thinks the reason is, but I would entirely put this down to the fact that:

1. Levovo now own's Motorola, and Lenovo is happily paying Microsoft IP fees

2. Satya Nadella is a very nice man

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