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Microsoft and Amazon.com sign patent cross-license agreement

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Agreement covers a broad range of products and technology

This newly signed patent cross-license agreement between Amazon.com and Microsoft will provide each company with access to the other's patent portfolio and covers a broad range of products and technology, most importantly, coverage for Amazon’s popular e-reading device, Kindle™, which employs both open source and Amazon’s proprietary software components, and Amazon’s use of Linux-based servers.

This article was originally published on Tuesday Feb 23rd 2010
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