Nokia Files Four New Lawsuits Against Apple In Europe

News | Wednesday December 15 2010 7:53 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

In the latest episode of the continuing saga of the long drawn legal battles between Nokia and Apple , the former has sued Apple in Europe for infringing upon 13 of its patents. The suits have been filed in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands and each one of them relate to 13 different patents that Nokia says Apple has infringed upon and have been used in many of its popular products.
This, combined with Nokia’s earlier lawsuits takes the total number of alleged Nokia patents infringed upon by Apple to 37. Nokia’s earlier two lawsuits against Apple involved 24 patent infringement claims.
Confirming this development, Paul Melin, vice president, Intellectual Property at Nokia said:
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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 .
Nokia has clearly indicated that three of Apple ’s most popular devices, the
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all violate these patents. The latest action by Nokia is in continuum with Nokia’s
Patent infringement suit against Apple filed in October 2009 and between Dec 2009-and January 2010. Apple , as expected responded in kind by 
in two lawsuits of its own, which accuses Nokia of infringing upon its patented technologies and alleging that it is Nokia that has been taking a free ride on Apple ‘s innovation and not the other way round.
Apple is yet to officially respond to Nokia’s latest move. Anyway, looking at the way things are going, it seems it would be some time till these two resolve their problems with each other.
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