It is normal for the industry giants to be involved in processes and struggles over patents, which always seek to give them an edge over the competition.
But Microsoft and Google have reached a historic agreement, solving all their differences and ending all regulatory disputes that stemmed in court.
Microsoft And Google Mutually Agreed To Make Peace
The agreement that the two companies were able to end after several years of fights in courts and generated various processes against the old patents and processes.
From the situation, 18 cases were terminated that were still under evaluation in the courts and could cost both companies several million dollars in fines or under agreements.
But both the companies Google and Microsoft went further and committed to discussing and seeking to resolve any future situations before resorting to the courts.
In a statement, Google said, “Our companies compete vigorously, but we want to do so on the merits of our products, not in legal proceedings.
As a result, following our patent agreement, we’ve now agreed to withdraw regulatory complaints against one another”.
Microsoft also echoed similar sentiments by saying that “Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing legal priorities” and that it will “continue to focus on competing vigorously for business and customers.”
According to the sources, This agreement was expedited straightforwardly by both company’s CEOs, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The two men share a welcoming relationship, dissimilar to their forerunners, Steve Ballmer and Eric Schmidt.
Earlier in September 2015, Microsoft had dropped its staying patent prosecution against the tech giant Google. However, the organization looked for patent authorities from hardware producers that use Linux and Android in their products.
The competition between the companies will continue, but now in a more practical field, seeking to captivate users with their products and looking for merit in their offerings.
It is this Microsoft’s point of view and that of Google, which is expressed in their statements on the agreement.
This agreement resulted from a more relaxed posture and good relationship between the two CEOs, Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai; the companies will collaborate more closely.