Nokia Ups the Ante in Patent Fight with Apple

Lora Bentley

Nokia has filed a patent infringement claim against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission, according to a Dow Jones Newswires piece published at And this time the handset maker isn't just complaining about technology Apple used in its iPhone. This time, says Nokia's Paul Melin, it's "about Apple's practice of building its business on Nokia's proprietary innovation."


The complaint , filed with the ITC pursuant to 19 U.S.C. section 1337, alleges that Nokia's patents are infringed in "virtually all of [Apple's] mobile phones, portable music players and computers." Section 1337 prohibits unfair practices in import trade.


The ITC complaint comes on the heels of Apple's decision to countersue Nokia for patent infringement. The countersuit alleges that Nokia technology violates 13 different patents currently held by Apple. In fact, according to the court filing:

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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