Well this is certainly some interesting news. It seems that HTC has been or will be borrowing Microsoft technology for their Android handsets. It’s unknown which patents they are licensing. Maybe it has something to do with the Exchange integration they offer on their Sense devices. Regardless, this is how grown-ups do business. No need to resort to lawsuits and name calling.
Microsoft Corp. and HTC Corp. have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for HTC’s mobile phones running the Android mobile platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will receive royalties from HTC.
The agreement expands HTC’s long-standing business relationship with Microsoft.