Apple sues Nokia over touchscreen-scrolling patent

Apple has filed lawsuit against Nokia in the UK for alleged patent infringement, this time focusing on a patent related to scrolling, according to online reports.The iPhone maker filed the suit in the High Court in London on Tuesday alleging that one of the patents — that covers the way scrolling works in touchscreen handsets — in a lawsuit brought by Nokia against Apple in Germany is invalid, according a report by Bloomberg.

Apple has filed lawsuit against Nokia in the UK for alleged patent infringement, this time focusing on a patent related to scrolling, according to online reports.

The iPhone maker filed the suit in the High Court in London on Tuesday alleging that one of the patents — that covers the way scrolling works in touchscreen handsets — in a lawsuit brought by Nokia against Apple in Germany is invalid, according a report by Bloomberg.

"Nokia is confident that all of the 37 patents it has asserted against Apple" are valid, Mark Durrant said in an email to Bloomberg. "We are examining the filing and will take whatever actions are needed to protect our rights," he added.

The filing is the latest in a long list of legal exchanges between the two companies which began in October 2009 when Nokia filed a lawsuit against Apple for alleged infringement of wireless patents.

Since then the two have exchanged numerous blows, including both filing ITC trade ban requests for alleged patent infringement.

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