Nokia Claims Google Nexus 7 Infringes its Wi-Fi Patents
Less than a week after its launch, the Google Nexus 7 seems to have run into legal troubles after Nokia claimed that the device has infringed on some of its Wi-Fi patents. According to The Inquirer, the patents in question are likely to be related to IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard where neither Google nor ASUS have sought to license the technologies from the Finnish company.
The Inquirer - "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."
Unlike Apple, Nokia has not filed any injunctions against the Nexus 7 or get involved in another lawsuit. It is believed that Nokia is just requesting Google and ASUS to obtain the licenses.