Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 09:37 UTC
Legal So let me get this straight. Nokia claims that the Nexus 7 infringes upon standard essential wifi patents, and that Asus does not have a license. How in the name of hell is it possible that Asus has been shipping a gazillion wifi-enabled products every year for god knows how long now, and only now does Nokia notice? Wait - of course. Silly me. If you can't compete, litigate. D'oh.
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RE: So?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 09:54 UTC in reply to "So?"
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They're standard essential patents which Nokia is willing to license on Fair, Reasonable, and Non Discriminatory terms (FRAND).

So, why not come to Asus in the past decade or so Asus has been shipping wifi products? Why now? And with an Android product specifically? After a Microsoft man takes over Nokia? I'm sure it's all coincidence!

Contrast this with Motorola who is actively seeking injunctions using FRAND patents and has landed them in hot water with the EU launching an anti-trust probe.

If you're defending yourself from patent trolls like Apple and patent mafia like Microsoft... It sucks they're using FRAND-stuff, but considering it's a defensive move, it's understandable.

And it's supposedly Nokia who litigates because they can't compete?

Let's see.

1) Nokia can't compete. The company is in a massive downwards spiral.
2) They are litigating.

So yes.

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