Google, Microsoft Drop Patent Disputes, Agree To Collaborate
After five years of patent disputes, Google and Microsoft have cast their lawsuits aside, instead focusing on patent reform and video technologies.By Mikah Sargent | October 1, 2015
Do you hear that? That's the sound of a five-year feud between two tech titans coming to an end.
Wednesday, Google and Microsoft released a joint statement saying, "[The companies] have agreed to collaborate on certain patent matters and anticipate working together in other areas."
According to Bloomberg, those "certain patent matters" involved about 20 lawsuits, which Google and Microsoft have now agreed to drop.