Microsoft will discuss plans today to make more of its intellectual property available to others in the technology industry.

It will detail the expansion of a technology licensing plan during a conference call this morning hosted by Brad Smith, senior vice president and general counsel, and Marshall Phelps, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, the company said.

Microsoft said it will announce "expanded developments around access to previously unavailable Microsoft innovation and R&D" and also "discuss a new overarching policy designed to increase access to Microsoft technology for industry participants."

Microsoft was ordered to license some of its technologies to other companies in the industry as part its settlement agreement in the US government's antitrust case against it. However, Wednesday's announcement is "not related to our compliance program or anything related to the settlement," according to a Microsoft spokesman.