Google has recently announced its new Android Networked Cross License agreement called PAX. The search giant said, “ we are announcing our newest patent licensing initiative focusing on patent peace.”
Last year alone 4000 different devices were released and this shows how massive is the Android ecosystem. Google must want to avoid any of such copyright confusion and patent disagreement. The company believes that PAX will help in promoting patent peace between Android members ultimately saving their time and money and dedicating their resources to creating new ideas.
Companies joining PAX will have to agree that they are not going to sue each other over software patents related to Android and Google applications. The agreement also states that Android partners can use each other’s software patents royalty-free on those same platforms.
PAX members include Google, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, HTC, BQ, Coolpad, Allview and Foxconn Technology Group. Collectively members own 230,000 patents and the platform is open for anyone to join.