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Nokia attacks Google Nexus 7 for Wi-Fi patent infringement

updated 03:21 pm EDT, Mon July 2, 2012

Nokia likely to request buying license instead of injunctions

Nokia has attacked the recently revealed Google Nexus 7, alleging that it infringes on several wireless patents. A spokesperson for Nokia speaking to The Inquirer claimed that Neither Google nor Asus is licensed under the patent portfolio, and that the companies involved should approach Nokia and establish a license agreement.

The Finnish phone maker claims to have more than 40 licensees, including most of the major mobile device manufacturers. Most of those that sign up with Nokia do so for the standards-essential patent portfolio, part of which is the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard that is believed to be the focus of the legal threats against Google and Asus.

Instead of seeking an injunction to ban the sale of the Google Nexus 7, following the strategy that has become common in other recent cases between hardware manufacturers, Nokia is expected to initially limit its efforts to out-of-court threats and demands for a licensing deal.

Asus has refused to comment on the claims.



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