Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Microsoft Acquisition of Nokia - It is Better to License Than Sell the Patents

Today, the big tech news was Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business for $5B. Unlike Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Nokia did not sell its patents. Instead, Nokia granted Microsoft a 10-year license for $1.6B. In Reuters, Dan Levine explains why that makes sense in Why Nokia didn't sell its patents to Microsoft.

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