Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has fired back at Nokia again in the nasty patent suit between the two companies. Apple has now filled a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in an attempt to prevent the import of mobile phones from Nokia. This is in direct response to a similar move made […]
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Apple Fires Back at Nokia…Again

nokia_logo2.jpgBloomberg is reporting that Apple has fired back at Nokia again in the nasty patent suit between the two companies. Apple has now filled a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in an attempt to prevent the import of mobile phones from Nokia. This is in direct response to a similar move made by Nokia to bar the import of “virtually all” Apple products.

“Nokia will study the complaint when it is received and continue to defend itself vigorously,” Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant said by text message today. “However this does not alter the fact that Apple has failed to agree appropriate terms for using Nokia technology and has been seeking a free ride on Nokia’s innovation since it shipped the first iPhone in 2007.”

This whole spat began back in October with Nokia filing suit agains Apple, claiming infringement of several Nokia-held patents by the iPhone. In December Apple fired back with a countersuit claiming that Nokia was infringing on Apple-held patents and Nokia was demanding unreasonable access to Apple intellectual property that was seen as not “essential” to industry standards.

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