Microsoft and Hoeft & Wessel have signed a patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Hoeft &Wessel devices running the Android platform.
Hoeft & Wessel manufactures handheld devices and terminals for the public transportation, logistics and retail industries in Europe. While the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from Hoeft & Wessel.
The Hoeft & Wessel Group is a IT and engineering technology Group for ticketing, parking and mobile solutions in Germany and Great Britain.
Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing program in December 2003, the company has entered into more than 1100 licensing agreements.