(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc and Google Inc said they had entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering a broad range of products and technologies.
The cross-licensing agreement is an effective way to help prevent unnecessary patent lawsuits, the companies said in a statement.
"We're pleased to enter into this cross-license, and we welcome discussions with any company interested in a similar arrangement," said Allen Lo, Google's deputy general counsel for patents.
Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D'Souza)