Earlier this week, Nokia announced that it has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging Apple of infringing seven Nokia patents in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers. This feud with Nokia and Apple has been going on for quite some time now, but this complaint states that Nokia’s pioneering innovations are now being used by Apple to create key features in its products in the area of user interface, as well as camera, antenna and power management technologies. These patented technologies are important to Nokia’s success as they allow better user experience, lower manufacturing costs, smaller size and longer battery life for Nokia products.
“Nokia has been the leading developer of many key technologies in small electronic devices” said Paul Melin, General Manager, Patent Licensing at Nokia. “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.”Tags | Apple, Breaking News, Connectivity, Hardware, Internet Tablet, iPhone, Law Suit, Nokia, Press Release, Software