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 and Microsoft. 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.

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