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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I just did a quick search on USPTO with the keywords "802.11" AND "Nokia" and got 1030 hits[1]. After reading some of them randomly, I am under the impression that Nokia's patents pertaining to WiFi are mainly about methods/techniques to improve aspects of said wireless standard.

I honestly never thought Nokia even has such patents.


Edit: This post was intended as a reply to 'Comment by some1'. I obviously clicked on the wrong link. But whatever...

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My point is that such patents are usually handled by parts manufacturers, so whether Google and Asus themselves have a license from Nokia is most likely irrelevant.

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