Microsoft has settled a lawsuit it filed in March against Japanese manufacturer Kyocera for infringing a number of its patents and the two have signed a deal to expand a prior patent licensing arrangement.
Microsoft had said that devices in Kyocera’s Duraforce, Hydro and Brigadier lines violated seven of its patents, including location services and text messaging technology.
The new agreement “enables the companies to use a broader range of each other’s technologies in their respective products through a patent cross license,” Microsoft said in a statement.
“In addition to strengthening the partnership between the two companies, it also resolves a patent infringement lawsuit brought earlier this year in US District Court,” the statement added.
Financial details were not disclosed.