It seems that we will witness the collaboration between two giants of modern technology - Canon and Microsoft - due to the fact that last week they reached a patent agreement. The statement does not disclose many details regarding the collaboration and what the nature of the patent is, yet it says that the two companies have "broadened their strategic alliance with the announcement of a broad patent cross-licensing", as well as that "with this agreement, Microsoft and Canon gain licenses to each other’s highly valued and growing patent portfolios."
Furthermore, the text contains the information that the agreement "agreement covers a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products." This could result in the fact that Canon imaging technology will be applied to future generations of Lumia smartphones produced by Nokia, whose one segment has recently come under the ownership of Microsoft. On the other hand, Canon could reap benefits thanks to the mobile and wireless technology developed by Microsoft and Nokia. On the whole, this collaboration will indubitably bring a lot of positive things to both of these companies.
The news was taken from MICROSOFT.