Microsoft announced today that it has reached an agreement with Kyocera to expand their patent licensing agreement.


This came after both companies struck a deal to expand a prior patent licensing arrangement. “The new agreement enables the companies to use a broader range of each other’s technologies in their respective products through a patent cross license,” Microsoft said in a press release.

The lawsuit in question was brought against Kyocera Japanese electronics company in the US in early March, claiming that the company had infringed on several Microsoft patents related to location services, text messaging in its Android phones lines – including Duraforce, Hydro, and Brigadier – violate its patents.

The terms of today’s expanded deal were not disclosed.