Earlier this week, Google has launched its first own-brand flagship tablet Nexus 7 which includes Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a quad-core processor, 7-inch display etc. Recently, Nokia has claimed that Google and Asus (the manufacturer of the new Nexus 7) profaned some of the mobile giant’s patents. Nokia has also commented that both companies (Google and Asus) should simply approach the handset maker for a patent license. A spokesperson from Nokia told The Inquirer about this issue.
Analysts believe that Nokia’s claim of the patent infringement is linked to the companies IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi related properties. A Nokia spokesperson said, “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.”
He also added, “Companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license.” That means, unlike Apple, Nokia wants to resolve the issue through mutual license agreements.
Source: The Inquirer