With patent battles all over the news, Nokia is trying to avert one. A Nokia spokesman informed both Google and ASUS that the recently introduced Google Nexus 7 tablet infringes on wireless patents
including the standard IEEE WiFi 802.11. Nokia says that 40 companies pay them for a license to use the technology
. But unlike some of the other tech companies that ran to their attorney at the mere mention of a patent infringement, Nokia says it will give Google the opportunity to get together with them to work out a licensing deal.Introduced last week, the Google Nexus 7 is manufactured by ASUS and is powered by the latest build of the Android OS, Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean.
Android took a beating in court last week, Samsung in particular. Judge Lucy Koh has granted Apple's request for preliminary injunctions on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1
and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
. Nokia's more relaxed attitude probably means that they will not be filing an injunction
against either Google or ASUS, hoping to work out a licensing agreement. While Google has yet to issue a statement, ASUS says it will not be providing a comment, which in itself is a comment.
After all of the news late last week about the patent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung, Nokia's stand on the possible infringement related to the Google Nexus 7 is quite refreshing