Google has entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement with Kudelski Group, an intellectual property-holding media protection company.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but Kudelski said that Google will make a one-off payment.
Kudelski said that it holds some 4,500 patents and patent applications, and that Google has around 55,000, and that both companies will benefit from the deal.
"The Kudelski Group is focused on developing and licensing technology and intellectual property to the video market, and we are pleased to license our patent portfolio to Google while also gaining access to Google patents," said Joe Chernesky, senior vice president of intellectual property and innovation at the firm.
"Operating companies benefit when they respect each other's intellectual property rights and cross-license their patents in a reasonable and collaborative manner.
"This agreement further validates the significant investment both companies have made, and will continue to make, in innovation to the benefit of consumers worldwide."
Google, which recently provided a series of 4G patents to a semi-public pool, welcomed the opportunity to access patents from a company that delivers systems for monetising and managing the rights to digital content online.
"We are pleased to enter into this agreement, which will allow us to continue to focus on building great products," said Allen Lo, Google deputy general counsel for patents.
"Google has a portfolio of more than 55,000 patents and applications worldwide, and is actively cross-licensing its patents in support of Google's product ecosystem."
Kudelski announced in January that it had settled a patent disagreement with Netflix, saying that the two parties had "entered into a comprehensive product relationship" that would "dismiss all pending patent litigation in the US and agree to a long-term stay of the pending Dutch patent litigation".
The firm has similar relations with music video sharing service Vevo, but is currently in a legal tussle with Apple.
Kudelski subsidiaries OpenTV and Nagravision filed suits on Apple in April last year concerning the use of five patents.
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