Nokia files new complaint against Apple, says most of its devices infringe patents
The Nokia vs. Apple patent war rages on, and its third chapter has just begun, thanks to Nokia.
If you remember, Nokia filed a suit against Apple at the end of October, claiming that the iPhone infringes 10 of its patents. Not long after that (on December 11), Apple fired back with a countersuit, saying that the Espoo handset maker infringes 13 of its patents.
And now Nokia is back with a new complaint filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The Finnish giant claims that other 7 patents are infringed by Apple, “in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers.” Wow. So, if this is true, it means that almost every Apple product (iPod, iMac etc) is using some Nokia know-how, right?
The patents that Nokia says Apple infringes are related to the user interface, camera, antenna and power management technologies.
“Nokia has been the leading developer of many key technologies in small electronic devices. This action is about protecting the results of such pioneering development. While our litigation in Delaware is about Apple’s attempt to free-ride on the back of Nokia investment in wireless standards, the ITC case filed today is about Apple’s practice of building its business on Nokia’s proprietary innovation,” declares Paul Melin, General Manager, Patent Licensing at Nokia.
Via Press release