MS to License Technology to Startups

Reprinting a TECHtransfer101 post from which you may link to the computerworld article:

"As seen on computerworld.com: 'Expanding its efforts to capitalize from its intellectual property holdings, Microsoft Corp. has set up a group within its licensing business to sell its technologies to start-ups. Inrix Inc. and Ascender Corp., both of which were founded last year, are among the first takers. Inrix is building a traffic information service with exclusively licensed technologies from Microsoft Research, and Ascender has obtained rights to adapt and sell various Windows fonts developed by Microsoft, according to a Microsoft statement. ' "