Xiaomi buys Microsoft patents in bid to extend reach beyond China

ChinaBD Live — SINGAPORE — Software maker Microsoft is selling about 1,500 of its patents to Chinese device maker Xiaomi, a rare departure for the US company and part of what the two companies say is the start of a long-term partnership. The deal, announced on Wednesday, also includes a patent cross-licensing arrangement and a commitment by Xiaomi to install copies of Microsoft software, including Office and Skype, on its phones and tablets.

http://www.bdlive.co.za/world/asia/2016/06/01/xiaomi-buys-microsoft-patents-in-bid-to-extend-reach-beyond-china

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