Nokia keeps the lawyers well fed, returns to the ITC with fresh complaints about Apple


Like a desperate suitor unable to take "no" for an answer, Nokia's come back to the ITC with fresh allegations about Apple using its patented technologies without proper authorization. On Friday, the International Trade Commission made an initial determination that Apple wasn't actually making use of five patents held by the Finnish company -- a ruling that has yet to be ratified by the Commission itself, notably -- which Nokia predictably "does not agree" with and is now countering with the addition of seven more patents it believes have been infringed. Those relate to multitasking, data synchronization, positioning, call quality, and Bluetooth accessories, and affect "virtually all products" in Cupertino's portfolio. Rather boastfully, Nokia informs us that a total of 46 of its patents are now being actioned in some sort of lawsuit against Apple, whether you're talking about the ITC, US, Dutch, German, or British courts. As the old saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, send in the lawyers. See Nokia's press release about this latest legal activity after the break.Continue reading Nokia keeps the lawyers well fed, returns to the ITC with fresh complaints about AppleNokia keeps the lawyers well fed, returns to the ITC with fresh complaints about Apple originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 29 Mar 2011 06:38:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments

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