Patents Licensing Policy
To promote broader availability and use of Microsoft Corporation’s technologies, Microsoft Technology Licensing (MTL) may periodically publish new licensing programs. MTL currently maintains licensing for hundreds of communication protocols and other technologies.
- Application to academics
For bona fide academic institutions, Microsoft makes available appropriate royalty-free covenants under its patents. These royalty-free covenants are intended to encourage non-commercial research and educational activities.
This policy statement highlights current Microsoft Corporation and MTL licensing practices and is subject to change at any time. This policy statement is also subject to variation to conform to applicable laws and regulations.