Microsoft Hardware IP Licensing: What's New

Microsoft IP Licensing

IP Licensing new brochures

Microsoft Hardware IP Licensing has new brochures. You can view all four of them here:

New Technologies now available for licence

Microsoft announced our newest patented technology available for licensing along with our Technology Partners representing a variety of battery operated device categories. InstaLoad Technology can be applied to most typical battery operated devices using AA, AAA, C, D or other cylindrical form factor batteries. For details on the InstaLoad Technology, take a look at the InstaLoad Technology Partner’s Site. If you are a supplier of battery operated products and want to know more about InstaLoad send your inquiry to: with the subject “InstaLoad”.

Look for these New Technologies available Spring 2011: Automatic Video Flicker Detection, Keyboard Anti-ghosting. Refer to the Technology Overview page for more details on these innovative technologies.

Attention Manufacturer Licensees

The Licensed Manufacturer’s Marketplace includes a featured product promotional service free of charge. Submit your licensed products using Microsoft technologies to be included in the next website update. This is a great way to get your licensed products exposed to potential OEM customers. Submit your product info to, subject line “Manufacturer’s Marketplace”.

Attention OEM/Retail Brands

Use this site as a simple means to shop for licensed suppliers. Check back often since we will continue to update the site frequently as we add new technologies, new Licensees and Featured Licensee products. If you need verification if a Manufacturer is licensed for a specific Microsoft technology please ask for proof of Licence from your authorised supplier or contract Microsoft at


We are pleased to welcome our newest Licensees, Ablenet, ClearSounds Communications, Serene Innovations and Memory Protection Devices (MPD).

Licensee Status Change

The following companies are no longer licensed to deliver select Microsoft Hardware technologies:

A4Tech, Nortek and Zippy Technology – no longer licensed to deliver Tilt Wheel and U2 Technologies

If you are a customer of the above suppliers and have questions regarding the licensing status of your product please contact Microsoft at

Send us your feedback

If you are an OEM/Retail Brand and would like to be kept up to date on our licensing programme, including advance notice of new technologies which will be made available for licensing, send your email to, subject:“Request information on Microsoft Hardware licensing programme”.

If you are a Manufacturer and would like information on how to participate in the licensing programme send your email to: