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Microsoft and GoPro sign a patent licensing deal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Feb 2016 11:49

Microsoft and GoPro sign a patent licensing deal Microsoft and GoPro announced a patent licensing deal earlier this week for "certain file storage and other system technologies."
It is unclear what patents are specifically included in the licensing deal but both companies appear to be excited by the prospects.

"This agreement with GoPro shows the incredible breadth of technology sharing enabled through patent transactions,"
said Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing. "Microsoft's licensing of personal wearable technologies is seeing strong demand as we partner with companies from all industries to optimize solutions for their customers around the globe."

There is speculation that the deal will cover licensing of the exFAT file system for storage media of 32GB and larger. GoPro currently uses FAT for 32GB and 64GB cards, which forces files larger than 4GB to be split up. This can be a nuisance if you are recording larger videos.

Source:
TC

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