MIS: Survey: Microsoft has strongest patent portfolio
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Date: 06 Jan 2009 13:05
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Companies also can use their patent portfolios to disrupt competitors and gain revenue from companies that want to use their patented technologies. Microsoft, for example, has made claims that it holds patents for technologies in Linux, which open-source proponents viewed as a tactic to discourage people from using open-source software. Microsoft and other companies also have cross-licensing patent agreements in which companies pay to use technologies other companies have patented.
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