Nokia says the Nexus 7 infringes on their patents


Seems like the Nexus 7 is barely out of the gate and it’s already managed to attract some undue attention. It appears that Nokia has come out and is claiming that the little tablet infringes on several of its WiFi patents, which probably has to do with the IEEE 802.11 standard. Nokia spoke with tech website Inquirer, and has said that “Nokia has more than 40 licensees, mainly for its standards essential patent portfolio, including most of the mobile device manufacturers. Neither Google nor Asus is licensed under our patent portfolio.” This little slip-up probably won’t amount to a full-on lawsuit we gather, especially now that Nokia can ill afford a legal battle with one of the biggest names in the tech world. Besides, licensing their patents would make more sense, as they probably would make a killing as the new tablet is one of the hottest pieces of consumer tech right now. “Companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license,” Nokia added.

Source: The Inquirer