In the tech space, companies such as Apple have taken on some of Android’s biggest players in the form of Samsung, and Nokia has been doing their part as well in their legal battle with HTC, but it seems that Nokia is willing to take on Google themselves (and Google’s subsidiary Motorola Mobility whom they acquired not too long ago) in a statement released by Nokia as part of their ITC filing, stating that they are willing to sit down with Google and discuss the “unauthorized use” of Nokia’s patents.
According to the statement, “If Google wishes to proceed with its requested meeting, Nokia will do so, as we have repeatedly told you. Indeed, Nokia’s Robert Gray explained in his October 25, 2013, letter to Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.: ‘If Google is in a position to end the unauthorized use of Nokia patented technology in Android products, [Nokia] would welcome independent discussions with Google on that basis.’ Google has not taken Nokia up on that offer. Mr. Gray (or someone on his team) remains available to meet in Finland before the settlement conference deadline, if Google so desires.”
As it stands Nokia has been somewhat successful in their legal tussle with HTC and has managed to get several of HTC’s products banned in various parts of the world. Assuming Nokia decides to take things to the next level, they will be joining the likes of the Rockstar consortium in taking the legal fight to Google’s doorsteps.
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