Friday, July 6, 2012

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Reportedly Infringes Nokia Patent

Google Nexus 7 Tablet
Google Nexus 7 Tablet
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Even as the Google Nexus 7 tablet was only introduced recently by Google, it has reportedly infringed some patents owned by other manufacturers.

According to Nokia, the upcoming Google Nexus 7is reportedly using the Wi-Fi technology that is covered by a patent held by Nokia. The Finnish manufacturer also indicated it was not approached by Google or Asus in connection to licensing the supposed technology.

The upcoming Google Nexus 7 is manufactured by Asus and will feature the latest mobile OS of Google, the Jelly Bean Android. The device was introduced by Google during the I/O event that was held in San Francisco recently.

A spokesperson from Nokia revealed that the company owns over forty licenses that are mainly for the standards essential patent portfolio of the company which include a number of mobile device manufacturers. The patent portfolio of Nokia does not include Google or Asus.

The spokesperson added that companies that are not included in its standard essential patents can simply approach the company and sign up for the license.

It remains uncertain if a patent infringement claim will be filed by Nokia due to the introduction of the Google Nexus 7 tablet and no statements were issued by the company in connection to this.

No statements were also issued by Google or Asus in connection to the claim of patent infringement by the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

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