Microsoft offers users of its cloud service Azure protection from patent trolls

Microsoft figured out how to make Azure cloud service more attractive to potential users. The company offers free protection from patent trolls.

New cloud technologies are vulnerable to attack companies involved in the development or production, and earn by owning patents. Patent trolls getting the money, negotiating with the victims for compensation or winning in the courts.

Microsoft gives customers who are using Azure to store data or applications that are free to use any of the 10,000 patents owned by Microsoft to protect themselves from the attacks of patent trolls. Moreover, Microsoft promises to expand the program in the future.

Microsoft’s offer can be helpful to customers operating in other industries. For example, a car manufacturer, with a large number of patents in their field, may not have protected research concerning mobile and cloud applications. Using Azure, the company protects its position in this region.

Source: Reuters



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