Apple Countersues Nokia
Today Apple filed a countersuit against Nokia, claiming that it is infringing on 13 Apple patents. Nokia sued Apple in October over wireless patents. At that time, Nokia alleged that Apple was infringing on 10 of its patents concerning the vital workings of GSM-based cell phones. Apple's countersuit addresses a number of Nokia's claims, refuting many of them. Apple's own complaints point out that Nokia has publicly admitted that it will copy good ideas. "Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours," said Bruce Sewell, Apple's General Counsel and senior vice president. In the lawsuit, Apple says that Nokia's original suit against Apple is in response to its own declining market share, and represents Nokia's attempt to regain lost revenues. Apple claims that Nokia is asking unfair licensing rates for its valid patents.
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Nokia, Apple File Dueling Patent Lawsuits
Nokia and Apple have this week filed patent-related lawsuits against one another in various jurisdictions. Nokia's claims, filed in Germany and the U.S., say that Apple is using Nokia's patented technology without permission.
Apple and Nokia Bury the Patent Hatchet
Apple today said it has settled its patent complaints against Nokia and the two have signed a multi-year patent license. The two corporations sued one another in December of last year concerning licensing fees for Nokia's patents.
ITC to Investigate Nokia's Patent Complaints Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Nokia that Apple's smartphones and tablets violate its patented technology.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
Even though the iPhone uses the same security and encryption for its base OS as Mac's do.
They included almost every other handset maker in the lawsuit, but Apple wa...
Ouch Nokia! And your phones are crap, too!
So in other words, Nokia said "hey, that iPhone looks awesome, can we have some? We have some crappy unenforceable patents that are standard to the industry we can give you"
Your point being?
Apple claims that Nokia is asking unfair licensing rates for its valid patents.
"Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours," said Bruce Sewell, Apple's General Counsel and senior vice president.
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It's like saying the iPhone ripped off Pocket PC because they both use a touch s...