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Apple countersues Nokia in patent dispute

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Dec 2009 14:46 User comments (4)

Apple countersues Nokia in patent dispute Apple has countersued Nokia this week in their ongoing patent dispute claiming now that Nokia is infringing on 13 of Apple's patents.
"Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours," Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell added.

Nokia sued Apple in October over 10 alleged patent infringements relating to the iPhone's connectivity to wireless networks and wireless data. Apple says that Nokia "sought to gain an unjust competitive advantage over Apple by charging technology licensing fees well in excess of standard industry practice." Additionally, Apple is also claiming that a few Nokia models infringe on Apple patents relating to how computers recognize devices when they are attached.

Apple is seeking a full dismissal of Nokia's suit, as well as attorney's fees and monetary damages for the alleged infringements.

Earlier this year Apple became the most profitable mobile phone maker in the world, a giant milestone considering it sells one-eighth the amount of phones rivals like Nokia do.

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4 user comments

111.12.2009 16:55

Oh do some Nokias open up iTunes when connected? lol

I hope Nokia shows Apple up. I hate Apple so much now (as I type on my iMac)... I feel like they're focusing so much on their crappy touch devices and forgetting that they also make computers.

211.12.2009 17:41

I have two words for you

"Silly Season"

317.12.2009 11:04

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Additionally, Apple is also claiming that a few Nokia models infringe on Apple patents relating to how computers recognize devices when they are attached.
So Apple saying that Macs ARE the same as a PC now? Does that mean that the Mac vs PC commercials are now null and void since a Mac is a PC?

417.12.2009 11:12
scum101
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"sought to gain an unjust competitive advantage over Apple by charging technology licensing fees well in excess of standard industry practice."
I would say if you own the rights to something you can charge whatever the hell you want for it...

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Earlier this year Apple became the most profitable mobile phone maker in the world, a giant milestone considering it sells one-eighth the amount of phones rivals like Nokia do.
As proved here with the way apple obviously grossly overcharge for their "product" :)
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