Nokia Lashes Out At Google’s Complaint To EC

Yesterday we reported about Google’s complaint to EC over Nokia’s practices over IP in mobile industry. Nokia responded to Google’s action today officially and it seems pretty much clear from their statement that they are not at all interested to hear Google’s arguments. Read the full statement below.

“Though we have not yet seen the complaint, Google’s suggestion that Nokia and Microsoft are colluding on intellectual property rights is wrong. Both companies have their own intellectual property portfolios and strategies and operate independently.

“Nokia has made regular patent divestments over the last five years. In each case, any commitments made for standards essential patents transfer to the acquirer and existing licenses for the patents continue. Had Google asked us, we would have been happy to confirm this, which could then have avoided them wasting the commission’s time and resources on such a frivolous complaint.

“We agree with Google that Android devices have significant IP infringement issues, and would welcome constructive efforts to stop unauthorised use of Nokia intellectual property. Nokia has an active licensing program with more than 40 licensees. Companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license.”

Apart from the anti-trust investigations from EC over Google search results, Google recently bought another anti-trust investigation as part of their Motorola deal. I would advise them to solve these cases first and then sue others!

via: FOSS Patents

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