Microsoft acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services approved by Chinese Ministry of Commerce

In a post Tuesday on The Official Microsoft Blog, it was announced that the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has approved Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services.

“MOFCOM’s decision effectively adopts Microsoft’s current patent licensing practices. In reaching its decision, MOFCOM concluded after its investigation that Microsoft holds approximately 200 patent families that are necessary to build an Android smartphone,” wrote David Howard, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, litigation and antitrust, Microsoft.

To get the rest of the story, head on over to The Official Microsoft Blog.

Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff