Microsoft, Samsung Settle Android Royalties Dispute

Law360, Los Angeles (February 9, 2015, 10:26 PM EST) -- Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday settled a contract suit filed by Microsoft Corp. in New York federal court that alleged Samsung tried to sink a 2011 patent licensing deal after Microsoft bought Nokia Corp.’s mobile device business.

Microsoft sued Samsung in August claiming the cross-licensing deal let Samsung pay royalties in exchange for the right to use Microsoft technology in its Android phones and tablets. But after Microsoft bought part of Nokia in 2013, Samsung at first didn’t pay the annual fee and then refused to pay interest when it belatedly gave Microsoft the fee.

In a brief court filing, Microsoft...

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