Microsoft and Canon sign patent cross-licensing deal

By Himanshu Arora ยท 6 replies
Jul 3, 2014
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  1. With an aim to strengthen their alliance and further their collaboration on research and development, Microsoft and Canon yesterday announced that they have shaken hands on a patent cross-licensing agreement, which will give the companies access to each other's patent...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Its good to know canon has finally given in to microsoft and are finally paying microsoft for there camera patents which we really know microsoft created the camera not canon...
  3. Apparently my last comment to you was too harsh in the eyes of the moderators of this site and thus deleted, so instead I will politely ask you this time to re-read the article, comprehend the contents and then reflect upon your comment. If you still come to the same conclusion, rinse and repeat until the outcome differs...
  4. So, is there any chance that 300/350D will receive drivers for Windows 8?
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    LOOL my outcome is the exact same, you mean like how your gonna keep on trying to make googles outcome differ with the android case and windows start menu? :D

    Also these mods love me they didnt do it out of spite that your a guest violating the rules they did it because they know bad press about me is bad press about techspot ;)

    We all gotta bow down to somebody right? :D
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,518

    What all of you have missed is the fact that Camera RAW file structure, (patented, I think), changes from camera to camera, month to month, and year to year. So, if Canon and Microsoft share those codecs, it can only help users of those cameras to be able to view actual images of those file types in Windows, in lieu of some silly icon.

    Yeah OK. And just so you know, George Eastman is turning over in his grave after this post of yours.
  7. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Does this mean that Canon got a RAW deal?

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