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Nokia files fresh ITC complaint against AppleBy Hanleigh Daniels 29 March 2011 | Categories: news
After losing its patent battle with Apple last week, Nokia filed a fresh complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC), alleging that Apple infringed upon additional Nokia patents in almost all of its devices.
The seven Nokia patents in the new complaint have to do with multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories.
This new ITC complaint filing follows in the wake of the Finnish manufacturer losing its previous ITC filing against Apple, when ITC Judge E. James Gildea found in favour of the iPhone and iPad maker on 25 March.
“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,” the company stated in a press release.
Besides this latest ITC complaint, Nokia has filed cases regarding the same patents as well as others in Delaware in the US. It also has additional court cases proceeding in Mannheim, Dusseldorf and the Federal Patent Court in Germany, the UK High Court in London and the District Court of the Hague in the Netherlands, with some of these coming to trial within the next few months.
“Our latest ITC filing means we now have 46 Nokia patents in suit against Apple, many filed more than 10 years before Apple made its first iPhone,” stated Paul Melin, vice president, Intellectual Property at Nokia.
“Nokia is a leading innovator in technologies needed to build great mobile products and Apple must stop building its products using Nokia’s proprietary innovation.”
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