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Nokia, Apple to seek U.S. court hearing mid-2012 in patent fued

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Mar 2010 8:03

Nokia, Apple to seek U.S. court hearing mid-2012 in patent fued According to details in a court filing, Nokia Corp. and Apple Inc. will seek a U.S. court hearing in a patent infringement case in mid-2012. The detail shows that both sides expect the mobile patent feud between them to continue for quite some time. Nokia has already moved to have a case brought against it by Apple dismissed in the meantime.
Nokia sued Apple in October 2009, alleging that the company's iPhone uses patent technologies owned by Nokia Corp. without paying royalties for their use. Nokia is seeking up to 1 billion ($1.36 billion) from Apple in the case.

On December 11, Apple filed a countersuit against Nokia accusing the Finnish mobile giant of infringing 13 Apple patents. The company later removed four of the 4 patents from the list.

Patent disputes like these are becoming all too common in the ever-growing market for mobile gadgets. Last week, Apple sued HTC Corp accusing it of infringing 20 hardware and software patents held by Apple. HTC makes touchscreen smartphones that run Google software.

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