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Video: A mobile patent deal that actually works

Here’s some news for you: The companies at the forefront of the mobile revolution haven’t been exactly cooperative with one another. Instead, companies in this space have gone the arms-race route and focused on amassing the biggest war chest of patents.

However, tech observers have also learned about a functional patent licensing agreement between two former archenemies — Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT). Once you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor, watch the following video to hear more about this recently disclosed arrangement and what it could mean for tech investors.

And regardless of what its deal with Microsoft could mean, although we love it, Apple is the most influential company in technology and has delivered market-smashing returns for those lucky enough to invest in the company.

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A version of this article, written by Andrew Tonner, originally appeared on fool.com

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