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Microsoft and Siemens to cross-license patent holdings
Posted on 3-May-2004 22:34 | Tags Filed under: News



The agreement signifies an expanded collaboration between Siemens and Microsoft, enabling each company to expand offerings to customers.

During the last fiscal year, Siemens spent $6.3 billion on R&D, corresponding to more than $27 million per working day. Research activities focus on such areas as power, medical, transportation, communications, automation and lighting. About 50,000 employees work at Siemens in the field of research and development around the globe. Siemens holds 45,000 patents worldwide. Another 40,000 patents have been filed and are due to be granted. In the United States alone, Siemens dedicates $700 million and 6,400 employees to R&D.

The companies presented an example of the close cooperation between Siemens and Microsoft: the HiPath OpenScape solution from Siemens Information and Communications Networks (ICN). The OpenScape solution uses Microsoft Live Communications Server 2003 for intelligent, real-time, communication management. Intelligent routing links into various communication media (e.g., e-mail, PDA, mobile phone, SIP telephone), connects them with one another, and converts information to make it available in the appropriate format. HiPath OpenScape is also configurable to launch a Microsoft Office Live Meeting Web conference, allowing instant ad hoc meetings, training, document sharing and presentations.






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