Late last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) finally ruled that Apple had not violated any of the five patents that Nokia had originally cited them for violating in October of 2009. Right after that ruling was handed down, Nokia has filed a new ITC complaint against Apple. The new claim points to seven […]
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The Fight Continues: Nokia Pushes Another ITC Complaint on Apple

nokia-logo.bmpLate last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) finally ruled that Apple had not violated any of the five patents that Nokia had originally cited them for violating in October of 2009. Right after that ruling was handed down, Nokia has filed a new ITC complaint against Apple. The new claim points to seven separate patents that Apple is infringing on, with “virtually all” of their products.
Here’s a lengthy excerpt of the Nokia announcement:

The seven Nokia patents in the new complaint relate to Nokia’s pioneering innovations that are now being used by Apple to create key features in its products in the areas of multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories.

This second ITC complaint follows the initial determination in Nokia’s earlier ITC filing, announced by the ITC on Friday, March 25. Nokia does not agree with the ITC’s initial determination that there was no violation of Section 337 in that complaint and is waiting to see the full details of the ruling before deciding on the next steps in that case.

This is one of those court battles that just won’t die out. Nokia has been at this since the end of 2009, and has gotten nowhere. Since then, both companies, spanning several continents, have fought relentlessly over this. Apple has even gone so far as to file their own countersuits. We’ll keep you updated on the outcome, but it seems like that’s still in the distant future.

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