Bruce Sewell, Apple's General Counsel stated, "Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours."
Sounds to me like someone is bitter, huh?
Thanks to my pal Rene Ritchie for the heads-up on the press release.
UPDATE: More information about the suit has surfaced and according to The iPhone Blog Apple is suing Nokia for UI patents. How can this be when most of the US mobile press slams Nokia for an interface that is old and outdated? I always said there is very little difference in the way the Symbian OS looks (tap an icon, launch an app) compared to the iPhone, but the thing is Nokia has been doing it for a LOT longer. Maybe Nokia should be suing Apple for UI patents instead.