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Microsoft & Pentax Collaborate

Microsoft Corp. and HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX has entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement to further the development of each company’s current and future product lines.

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Microsoft Corp. and HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX has entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement to further the development of each company’s current and future product lines. The agreement covers digital cameras made by PENTAX and according to trade pundits, Pentax is compensating Microsoft.

"When technological industry leaders collaborate through intellectual property licensing, we foster greater innovation that will benefit the customer, the consumer and the overall IT ecosystem," said Horacio Gutierrez, vice president of intellectual property and licensing at Microsoft. "We are proud of the quality of our broad, global patent portfolio, and we are pleased that another consumer products company has recognized the value of our worldwide patent portfolio."

More information about Microsoft’s licensing programs is available at http://www.microsoft.com/ip.

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