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Nokia may sue Google over Nexus 7 tablet

Updated 4 years ago

Just what the tech industry needs: even more prospective patent lawsuits! The latest shocking twist in the patent soap opera comes courtesy of The Inquirer’s Carly Page, who has gotten a Nokia spokesperson to assert that Google and Asus may be infringing upon some of Nokia’s Wi-Fi patents with their new Nexus 7 tablet and also says that “neither Google nor Asus is licensed under our patent portfolio.” The good news here is that Nokia, unlike Apple, sounds much more inclined to take its pound of licensing flesh and be done with it, as the spokesperson also said that “companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license.” In other words, Google and Asus may be able to get off relatively easy if they pony up the licensing cash.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.