Nokia Files Patent Infringement Complaints Against Apple

By December 16th, 2010 AT 7:17 PM

World’s largest Mobile Phone maker Nokia announced it has filed claims in the UK High Court, Dusseldorf and Mannheim District Courts in Germany and the District Court of the Hague, Netherlands, alleging that Apple infringes Nokia patents in many of its products sold in these countries, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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.

Nokia’s filing in the UK covers 4 Nokia patents related to touch user interface, on-device app stores, signal noise suppression and modulator structures.

Nokia’s filing in Dusseldorf, Germany covers 7 Nokia patents related to touch user interface, Antenna structures, Messaging functionality and chipsets. In Mannheim, Germany covers 5 Nokia patents related to on-device app stores, caller ID, display illumination and the integration of multiple radios. Nokia’s filing in the Hague, Netherlands covers 2 Nokia patents related to signal noise suppression and data card functionality.

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Don Dave
Don Dave

Nokia is the now the world leader of hand held devices and has more than 11000 patents.Nokia is a real master peice. I can’t believe I’m still hearing about Nokia & Apple patent lawsuits! They’re essentially the same products, of course they are going to have similarities. They need a refresher of the definition of Patent Infringement (http://www.aminn.org/patent-infringement). I can only imagine the amount of head-aches of attorneys have when it comes to this stuff.

Anbu John Boban
Anbu John Boban

@Arif
yup ! if they sue the company … they can share the money to nokia users to provide smart phones much less rate 😀

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