Nov 24 AT 3:52 PM Nick Gray 4 Comments

HTC and Samsung announce IP partnership with Intellectual Ventures

While fragmentation is at the top of most developers and consumers list of top issues with Android, most manufacturers are typically worried about issues on the intellectual property side. Android may be developed and managed by Google, but that has not stopped various companies from suing the companies that manufacture Android powered smartphones.

In order to stay one step ahead of the competition (and the lawsuits), Samsung and HTC have both entered into a strategic partnership with Intellectual Ventures.  Samsung and HTC will both receive the rights to use more than 30,000 patents in IV’s portfolio in their production of new products, sheltering themselves from potential patent infringement lawsuits from other companies.

This new partnership should allow HTC and Samsung to focus more on producing new hardware and software while mitigating their intellectual property risk. It’s always nice to know that manufactures can spend a little less money on their lawyers and hopefully invest a little more into R&D and manufacturing.

Via: HTC

Source: Samsung

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website CTown

    “Investing in Innovation”, what exactly does that mean? Selling patents as a main business?

  • Josh

    Isn’t Intellectual Ventures a patent troll?

  • Detox

    sounds cool

  • http://Website Kevin

    Intellectual anything and Samsung does not compute. How disappointing. HTC really should know better. They just dropped in quality without lifting a finger.