I could probably post a new lawsuit between the major technology companies on the main page here at BCCHardware a couple times a week without much trouble, someone is always suing the competition. This week Microsoft and Google decided they were tired of fighting and have agreed to dismiss all pending patent infringement lawsuits they have against each other (roughly 20 active lawsuits). I think in the 10+ years of news we've been posting this is probably the first one where both companies have made a move like this. MarketWatch has the story.
Rivals Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. agreed to dismiss patent-related lawsuits between the two companies, in a sign of the cooling intellectual-property wars among technology giants.
Microsoft and Google had roughly 20 lawsuits pending between them over uses of patents in mobile phones, Wi-Fi, Web video and other technologies. The companies agreed to dismiss all the pending patent cases, including those related to Google’s former Motorola Mobility smartphone unit, Microsoft and Google said in a joint statement Wednesday.