Microsoft to defend cloud-computing customers from patent trolls

Microsoft is expanding a program to defend customers of its cloud-computing services from patent infringement lawsuits filed by patent trolls and other companies. Cloud-computing is the fast growing business of selling on-demand computing power and data storage, which become increasingly a target of patent trolls. Microsoft decided to expand its indemnification policy following cases in which financial institutions asked Microsoft for help defending against patent lawsuits related to work on Azure.

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