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To help companies and organizations worldwide build on this momentum and achieve more, we offer several technology transfer programs that accelerate product development. Microsoft’s investments in research and development help create new and better Microsoft products, services, and experiences for the benefit of our customers.

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Microsoft Technology Licensing (MTL)

Microsoft Technology Licensing (MTL) is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation. MTL manages the company’s patents and tech transfer activities.

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Open Specifications Licensing Programs

To facilitate interoperability with its most popular products, Microsoft licenses the patents that cover technical specifications for the protocols used to communicate with those products, its most popular binary file formats, and key standards and languages that are implemented in certain Microsoft products.

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