One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give one party a licence to use (patented or copyright material) in return for a similar licence.‘the two companies have agreed to cross-license their intellectual property’
- ‘The deal will see the companies cross license some technology and have Microsoft pay Alacritech an undisclosed sum.’
- ‘The cross-license turned out to be a good deal for Intel, which agreed to cross-license its patents and provide S3 Inc. with a P6 bus license in 1998.’
- ‘Perhaps the biggest hurdle for SDR will be to get these companies to cross-license their waveforms to companies building SDR products, Powell said.’
- ‘Instead, the two companies have agreed to cross-license their intellectual property.’
- ‘The duo are to cross-license their technology for five years.’
- ‘"We think people will look to cross-license the technology and use it as trading cards."’
- ‘The companies agreed to cross-license each other's products under their respective patent estates for herbicide tolerance and insect resistance technologies.’
- ‘The two parties also agreed to cross-license each other's patent portfolio through to 2010, TSMC said in a statement.’
- ‘Additionally, a 10-year cross licensing agreement for patents was signed.’
- ‘Under the Alabama accord, the companies have signed a cross license agreement, while Intergraph will " transfer ownership of certain unrelated patents ".’
- ‘In September 2001 we predicted that VIA and Intel would come together and cross-license their respective patents.’
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