Foxconn

Google buys Foxconn patents for undisclosed amount

Foxconn, manufacturer of notable device such as the iPhone, also holds a host of patents. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google recently purchased a number of patents from Foxconn, though what was purchased isn’t yet known. We also don’t know how much the portfolio was purchased for.  

Microsoft signs Android Agreement with Hon Hai

At this point, I think we all know that Microsoft holds some key patents having to do with the Android and smartphones using the OS. So far, Microsoft has been successful in getting most of the largest Android smartphone and device makers in the world to sign patent agreements. There are some indications that Microsoft makes more money from these patent license agreements for Android than it does from its own smartphone operating system.