Merry patent wars: Nokia fires back at Apple

Summary:Nokia said that it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Nokia said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission. In the latest volley in its patent spat with Apple, Nokia argues that its rival "infringes Nokia patents in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers."

The spat focuses on seven Nokia patents. Apple countered with its own suit alleging that Nokia swiped intellectual property.

In a statement, Paul Melin, head of patent licensing at Nokia, said:

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.


Topics: Apple, Microsoft, Mobility, Networking


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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