Apple, Nokia Patent Fight Continues

Lora Bentley

Not long ago, Apple and Psystar settled their patent disputes stemming from Psystar's installation of the Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware. At the same time, Apple was addressing claims lodged against it by Nokia involving the iPhone.

 

The Finland-based phone manufacturer alleges technology in the iPhone violates 10 of its patents that deal with GSM, UMTS (3G WCDMA), and wireless LAN standards, according to InformationWeek.

 

Friday, Apple announced it has filed a countersuit alleging Nokia's technology infringes patents owned by Apple. AppleInsider reports the suit addresses at least 13 patents covering everything from a "real-time signal processing system for serially transmitted data" to a "boot framework architecture for dynamic staged initial program load."

 

AppleInsider quotes the court filing this way:

Nokia has demonstrated its willingness to copy Apple's iPhone ideas as well as Apple's basic computing technologies, all while demanding Apple pay for access to Nokia's purported standards essential patent. Apple seeks redress for this behavior.


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