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Nokia Slaps Apple with Patent Lawsuit Over iPhone

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Oct 22, 2009, 9:57 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Nokia filed a lawsuit against iPhone maker Apple, claiming that the phone violates 10 of Nokia's GSM, UMTS and Wi-Fi patents. In a press release, Nokia said, "The patents cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption and are infringed by all Apple iPhone models shipped since the iPhone was introduced in 2007." Nokia pointed out that some 40 other companies currently license these same patents, which it calls fundamental to making GSM-based cell phones work. The lawsuit was filed in Delaware, but Nokia didn't state any specific damages that it is seeking.

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Oct 24, 2009, 10:06 AM

iDon`t do my own patents.

Lets hear them there are a ton of jokes!!
There`s a lawsuit for that...

Oct 22, 2009, 1:04 PM

Rediculous claims.

Either way, all it will take to win this is taking an iphone...playing with it, using it for a few days and then testing a Nokia and the victor will be clear. Honestly, why did it take 3 years to make these claims and how can Nokia possibly have a patent on something phones universally need to have to operate on GSM? Isn't that technically trying to create a monopoly?
I doubt Nokia and their army of attorneys filed suit without merit. Nokia is not known for frivolous lawsuits. If Nokia became aware of patent infringement they had a duty to protect their rights.
Considering how lawsuit happy Apple is in protecting...
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GeeksAreBest said:
and how can Nokia possibly have a patent on something phones universally need to have to operate on GSM?

There's always someone who holds the patent.
They are suing because Apple didn't purchase the rights to use the technology like every other cellphone producer.

This is exactly like Psystar (sp) making computers that run OSX., actually it's worse because Nokia actually gives permission to ot...

Oct 23, 2009, 9:17 AM

What if...

What if Nokia knew about the Patent early and figured the longer they wait the more money they could get out of this deal...hmmmm

Oct 23, 2009, 12:01 AM

If ya can't beat em....

...sue em! Razz

Oct 22, 2009, 12:14 PM

1st The Sidekick Now the iPhone

Wow! 1st T-Mobile's flag ship, The Sidekick. Issues. Now AT&T's flag ship? The iPhone? Different types of issue but a issue on a flag ship nonetheless. Thats banana's.

I hope we dont see BB Storm and Palm Pre issues.
i would hardly say the SK is tmo's flagship anymore

we really dont sell any of them anymore, and havnt really sold many since the g1's launch

Oct 22, 2009, 10:15 AM


If this proves true, wellll it will get pushed under the table and money will exchange hands.
Laughing yes follow the money...

Oct 22, 2009, 11:18 AM

I wonder

if there is an app for that?
The Sue Apple App, created by Nokia

DE 2 Philly

Oct 22, 2009, 12:44 PM


Woo-Hoo; I live in Delaware - ya pointless thread I know - GO PHILLIES!!!! Very Happy
Phillies are going all the way! I love my victorino! woo-hoo!!! Get back to work!
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