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Nokia asks judge to toss out Apple patent case

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Mar 2010 23:03

Nokia asks judge to toss out Apple patent case Nokia has asked a federal judge to toss the ongoing patent dispute case between the phone giant and Apple, claiming that Apple's claims are "designed to divert attention away from free-riding off of Nokia’s intellectual property."
In October, Nokia filed suit against Apple, accusing the company of infringing on 10 patents and asking for backpay on royalties for the patents. Apple has sold 42 million iPhones since 2007.

Apple then counter-sued, accusing Nokia of patent infringement, as well, asking for an injunction on some Nokia smartphones.

Nokia's latest filing accuses Apple of "revisionist history, misleading characterizations, unsupported allegations and flawed and contradictory legal theories to turn these fruitless negotiations into a multi-count federal lawsuit." Both companies tried to work out a deal, but got nowhere.

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