US court hits pause on Nokia-Apple lawsuits

U.S. court puts the two companies' legal suits against each other on hold, as it waits for resolution on another front by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

A Delaware court has put Apple's patent lawsuit against Nokia and Nokia's patent lawsuit against Apple on hold, pending decisions by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)on the matter.

Apple sued Nokia in the court in December 2009 over the alleged violation of 13 iPhone-related patents. The move was effectively a countersuit, as Nokia sued Apple over 10 patents a couple of months earlier.

Apple and Nokia also went to the ITC in attempts to stop the importation into the United States of each others' products. According to the Associated Press, it is the resolution of these particular cases that the Delaware court wants to see, before it allows the lawsuits to proceed.

Read more of "US court presses pause on Nokia-Apple lawsuits" at ZDNet UK.

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