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Nokia says Nexus 7 tablet infringes on their patents

By Shawn Knight · 12 replies
Jul 2, 2012
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  1. Google announced the long-rumored Nexus 7 tablet during their I/O Conference last week. The device won't be available until mid-July but that isn't stopping Nokia from claiming the slate infringes on some of their patents with regards to Wi-Fi technology.

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  2. Opus

    Opus TS Enthusiast Posts: 51

    Another victim of patent trolling even before launch.
  3. ShadowDeath

    ShadowDeath TS Addict Posts: 124   +54

    This is getting to be total BS. I think they need to kick off a major patent purge and start removing crap like this.
  4. Go to the patent search website. Search any two technology terms. Read some patents. Every F*CKING thing is patented.
  5. That's why nokia is dead. They relied on the some BS patents and didn't innovate!

    just a few words to nokia...Die Already!
  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    You do know Nokia is not planning to sue Asus or Google, right?

    You also do know Nokia is only seeking that both Google and Asus simply sign a licensing deal, right?

    You also do know that this type of deal is one both Google and Asus (and Apple, and even Microsoft) are licencees of as consequence of other Nokia-owned patents, right?
  7. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Google is a very pompous and arrogant company. These are frand patents, the entire industry has agreed upon this. This is non-negotiable. If Nokia was charging a ridiculous amount for it like Motorla is trying to do, then it's a different story. I gather that they want the standard deal.

    Asus will license it, Google will ignore them.
  8. ShadowDeath

    ShadowDeath TS Addict Posts: 124   +54

    Yeah, for technology that is standardized. That's like Ford taking every auto maker to court over patent infringement. The way I see it, if it is standard technology that is used by the masses, the patent should be thrown into the public domain.
  9. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Right, because IEEE 802.11 is not a standard....

    (Granted, the article doesn't specify which Nokia-patented protocol was being violated.)

    And why should it be thrown into the public domain? It's called intellectual property. One that falls under the FRAND licensing model, and one that Nokia is rightfully enforcing.

    FRAND is precisely there to, in this case, allow OEMs to build their devices with FRAND-friendly, patented technologies from other companies (or OEMs), both promoting fair competition and innovation.

    Notice how Nokia simply wishes to be paid royalties for the use of their technology, instead of suing and/or demanding a customs' ban against the Nexus 7.
  10. Develop slowly than others brand ^^
  11. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    The reason that the technology is standardized is because Nokia agreed that the patents would be FRAND. Fairly priced, no matter if you're the competition. That's the entire point of Frand. To make standards.

    If you don't want to use someone else's tech, than use something else that you make. If Nokia doesn't want others using their patents, then they don't license them as frand. Either way, you pay or make your own.

    I personally love USB and Wifi and Bluetooth etc... A world without FRAND patents is the Internet before Adobe Flash came around.
  12. Did 5 people get lawfered at once? this is a record :D
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    +1 lawfer
    I suspect that the issue really lies with Google and its perpetual trouble with alleged "theft" of others intellectual property, which means that its OS will always be facing these issues, unfortunately the suffering party is ......... the manufacturers.

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