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Apple sued by Nokia for patent infringement

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Oct 2009 18:15 User comments (9)

Apple sued by Nokia for patent infringement Nokia has sued Apple this week over the popular iPhone smartphone, claiming Apple infringes on Nokia patents.
There are 10 patents up for dispute, each of which relate to technologies "fundamental to making devices compatible with one or more mobile standards."

Nokia went as far as to say that they had invested about $60 billion USD in to research and development and that Apple did little to compensate them for the patents.

The patents range from wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption on all iPhone models from the iPhone 1G to the iPhone 3GS.

"The basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for,"
said Ilkka Rahnasto, vice president for legal & intellectual property at Nokia, via the WSJ. "Apple is also expected to follow this principle."

Nokia has license agreements with over 40 companies allowing them to use the mobile technology.

It is unclear how much Nokia is seeking in damages but many expect the figures to reach the billions.

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9 user comments

122.10.2009 18:38

wait for the third incarnation of iphone then sue, typical

222.10.2009 20:16

Good, sue the hell out of them nokia. Good Job.

322.10.2009 20:38

Couldn't happen to a nicer company but I'm sure the end result will amount to nothing

422.10.2009 22:49

Originally posted by solamf30:
Couldn't happen to a nicer company but I'm sure the end result will amount to nothing
We are not talking about a poor single mother that downloaded MP3s and now must fight a team of RIAA lawyers here, we are talking about 2 huge corporations...each with their own armies of lawyers. This might actualy be a relativly legitimate case.

523.10.2009 2:35
maomao001
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623.10.2009 8:39
sr.bond
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nokia is not known for frivolous lawsuits, this is going to be a good one.

723.10.2009 10:41

Quote:
Originally posted by solamf30:
Couldn't happen to a nicer company but I'm sure the end result will amount to nothing
We are not talking about a poor single mother that downloaded MP3s and now must fight a team of RIAA lawyers here, we are talking about 2 huge corporations...each with their own armies of lawyers. This might actualy be a relativly legitimate case.
I'm well aware of this and the army of lawyers will keep it tied up in the courts for awhile with a settlement being reached with no admit of guilt. The typical response is it was cheaper to pay than to keep fighting

824.10.2009 1:36

Yay Nokia :)

The iPhone needs to be kicked down a notch... It's too common now, and over-hyped. Makes me mad how there are better cell phones out there that get shadowed by some stupid apps and other crap...

924.10.2009 4:25
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