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[3]: So?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 10:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So?"
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Two things. First, they've made no indication they're actually going to sue. This is in response to questioning. They simply confirmed ASUS and Google are not licensees.

They're not litigating, you're right. This is the first step though, as history has taught us. Pattern recognition: when a technology company is in a downward spiral, they start to sue. It's inevitable like the tides rolling in.

Why is Motorola waiting until now to sue over FRAND? Because it feels like it.

Because they have to deal with aggressive patent lawsuits and extortion by people who can't compete on merit. Motorola sued defensively, not offensively.

Unbelievable that you can defend such an egregious abuse of software patents. You talk about the evils of software patents, well this is arguably the most nefarious.

Right, a defensive lawsuit is more nefarious than Microsoft's long-filename bullshit or Apple slide-to-unlock nonsense.

Right. If somebody starts punching me in the face and I happen to have a bat in my hands, sure as hell I'm going to use it to defend myself.

Edited 2012-07-03 10:40 UTC

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