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Nokia files complaint with ITC over Apple patent infringement

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Dec 2009 22:36

Nokia files complaint with ITC over Apple patent infringement Nokia has announced that the company has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), accusing Apple of infringing on a number of Nokia patents relating to smartphones and other media devices.
The patents, according to Nokia, are "being used by Apple to create key features in its products in the area of user interface, as well as camera, antenna and power management technologies. These patented technologies are important to Nokia's success as they allow better user experience, lower manufacturing costs, smaller size and longer battery life for Nokia products."

"Nokia has been the leading developer of many key technologies in small electronic devices"
adds Paul Melin, General Manager, Patent Licensing at Nokia. "This action is about protecting the results of such pioneering development. While our litigation in Delaware is about Apple's attempt to free-ride on the back of Nokia investment in wireless standards, the ITC case filed today is about Apple's practice of building its business on Nokia's proprietary innovation."

For more info on Nokia's suit against Apple check here: Apple sued by Nokia for patent infringement

For more information on Apple's countersuit, check here: Apple countersues Nokia in patent dispute

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