Nokia launches second court case against Apple

5 Jan 2010

Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia has launched a second court case against tech wunderkind Apple, alleging that Apple infringes Nokia patents in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players and computers.

The suit, which was launched in a Delaware court on 29 December and represents an escalation of the burgeoning battle between the two smart-phone manufacturers, involves seven Nokia patents. It coincided with a claim filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) concerning the same patents.

Nokia is claiming that Apple is using these patents to create key features in its products in the area of user interface, as well as camera, antenna and power-management technologies.

Nokia launched a court case against Apple in October over an alleged infringement of patents with technology used in the Cupertino company’s best-selling smart phone, the iPhone.  

The complaint was lodged in a Federal Court in Delaware and alleges that Apple iPhone infringes 10 Nokia patents used for making devices compatible for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.

Photo: Nokia’s second court case against Apple involves seven Nokia patents.

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