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The New York Times: In Shift on Intellectual Property, Microsoft Will Team With Outsiders

May 05, 2005, 13:45 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lohr)

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"Microsoft announced today that it would begin to license its home-grown ideas to venture capital firms and entrepreneurs. The move, the company said, is an effort both to open up its technology to outsiders and to exploit its storehouse of intellectual property.

"The new program, called Microsoft Intellectual Property Ventures, is intended to foster more amicable relations between the big software company and start-up companies that have often regarded Microsoft as a threat..."

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