Call it the perfect triangle of patent agreements. First, Google and Samsung signed a cross-licensing agreement, applicable for the next 10 years. Then, Google and Cisco signed their own cross-licensing agreement, aiming to reduce lawsuits between the two companies.
And now, the triangle is complete: On Feb. 5, Samsung and Cisco signed a cross-licensing agreement of their own with the intention of guarding against future patent litigation. Similar to the Google and Samsung agreement, this partnership will last for the next 10 years and will include both existing patent portfolios as well as all patents filed over the course of the agreement.