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Microsoft spins off SLP services business
[June 11, 2009]

Microsoft spins off SLP services business

Jun 11, 2009 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Microsoft has announced that its IP Ventures unit has spun off its software licensing and protection, SLP, services business into a new Dublin-based business called InishTech, a collaboration between Microsoft and Enterprise Ireland.

InishTech has assumed responsibility for the existing customer base, and has acquired all rights to SLP services and licensed related intellectual property from Microsoft.

Microsoft said it will maintain an ongoing minority interest in the company and will continue to offer product service and support to customers for an initial period to ensure a smooth transition.

Aidan Gallagher, chief executive and co-founder of InishTech, said: "We are committed to offering our customers the most flexible licensing and IP security solutions possible. Software publishers have invested thousands of hours into their products, and InishTech will help provide code protection and flexible licensing without impacting product development life cycle or compromising the functionality of their applications." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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