Microsoft expands connected car push with patent licensing

Microsoft’s push into the connected car space has moved up a gear with a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota. The world’s second-largest auto maker will have access to a range of Microsoft patents as part of the deal announced this week. Rather than trying to build a high-tech automobile of its own, Microsoft is […] Read more »

Apple-backed patent troll Rockstar signs $900M peace deal

A long-running war over smartphone patents came to an end this week as a consortium of Google rivals, led by Apple, announced they have a sold key portfolio of patents in a complicated $ 900 million licensing deal. The deal, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, involves Apple and its allies selling 4,000 patents to RPX, a patent […] Read more »