Microsoft: patent troll or smart business?
Microsoft’s 10th licensing agreement with Compal means it has patent deals with more than half of Android vendors. Does this mean it is becoming a patent troll?
In a blog post last week, the company's general counsel Brad Smith and deputy general counsel Horacio Gutierrez indicated that it has signed 1,133 patent licence agreements.
Microsoft also has spent $4.5 billion licensing patents of other companies.
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