Nokia warns Google and Asus over WiFi patents for Google Nexus 7
It hasn’t even been a week since Google’s very first Quad Core Jelly Bean powered Nexus 7 tablet was announced and it has already come under fire (no not by Apple this time) by Nokia who are claiming that a few of its patents are not fully licensed.
It’s believed that the patents in question have to do with the IEEE 802.11 WiFi standard, which according to Nokia neither Google nor Asus have sought to license the technologies.
In an official statement given by a Nokia Spokesman regarding this issue, he 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.
“Companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license.”
However, unlike Apple, it’s doubtful that Nokia will seek injunctions against the Google Nexus 7. Instead, Nokia is more likely to just request Google or Asus to obtain the proper licenses before they get into any further trouble.