Nokia, in a seemingly boastful announcement, is stating they have expanded their patent claims agains Apple with four new patent suits hailing from the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom. These suits claim an additional 13 patent infringements on top of the 24 already existing claims in the United States. All of these patent infringement […]
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Nokia Announces the Expansion of Patient Suit Again Apple

logo_nokia_115_40_1b.gifNokia, in a seemingly boastful announcement, is stating they have expanded their patent claims agains Apple with four new patent suits hailing from the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom. These suits claim an additional 13 patent infringements on top of the 24 already existing claims in the United States. All of these patent infringement claims are aimed at Apple’s iOS devices.
Here’s the relevant excerpt from the announcement:

“These actions add 13 further Nokia patents to the 24 already asserted against Apple in the US International Trade Commission and the Delaware and Wisconsin Federal courts,” said Paul Melin, vice president, Intellectual Property at Nokia. “The Nokia inventions protected by these patents include several which enable compelling user experiences. For example, using a wiping gesture on a touch screen to navigate content, or enabling access to constantly changing services with an on-device app store, both filed more than ten years before the launch of the iPhone.”

So, the moral of the story here is what? If you can’t compete just litigate you’re way to success? If I had to guess, these suits will be dropped, by both Apple and Nokia, because both companies will realize that the suits aren’t going anywhere and are a colossal waste of resources.

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