Samsung and Cisco sign cross-licencse patent deal

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Samsung and Cisco have inked a deal which should lead to more innovation across multiple fronts over the next decade or longer. Like the agreement between Google and Cisco from this week, the two companies will benefit by licensing patents from the other party. This works for existing stuff as ...

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HTC and Apple start playing nice, Peter Chou negates media estimates

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If you haven’t heard, HTC and Apple reached a sudden 10-year licensing agreement in their ongoing patent lawsuits. It made a little noise, and gave us hope that OEMs will stop pointless patent wars and get back to innovating. No details on the deal were released, but media reports ...

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What Android Licensing Means for Developers [Guest Post]

The following is a guest post from Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO of Protecode, Inc. a Canadian-based provider of open source license management solutions.  Koohgoli holds several patents in the computer and communications industry and brings more than 25 years of experience to the field of ...

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Google Acknowledges Anti-Piracy System isn’t Perfect

There's been a pretty big stink this week about how Google's new anti-piracy system isn't all that great and is, in fact, easy to circumvent. We haven't posted the steps in how to bypass the licensing tool here on AndroidGuys as we don't see any real value in it. Piracy just isn't cool.

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