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Why Microsoft has introduced protection against cloud computing patent litigation

Michael Loney, New York


In an interview, Erich Andersen explains Microsoft’s new programme to protect customers against IP litigation related to cloud computing, including making 10,000 patents available and pledging to Azure customers that if it transfers patents to non-practising entities they cannot be asserted against them

Microsoft has introduced an ambitious initiative to protect its customers against IP litigation related to cloud computing. This week it launched the Microsoft Azure IP Advantage programme, which it bills as “the industry’s most comprehensive protection against intellectual property risks”....


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