[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Microsoft  and Nikon have signed a patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for certain Nikon cameras running the Android platform. While the contents of the agreement will not be disclosed, Microsoft will receive royalties from Nikon.

Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing program in December 2003, the company has entered into more than 1,100 licensing agreements.  Microsoft’s specific patent licensing program for Android device makers has resulted in signed license agreements with numerous companies including Samsung, LG, HTC, Acer and Barnes & Noble.