After Apple filed its countersuit against Nokia following the latter’s patent infringement suit against Apple, we all knew this was leading to a long drawn legal battle. In the latest update, Nokia has moved to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to investigate into Apple’s infringement of Nokia’s patents in all of itsphones, computers and music players. This is an entirely new case and the patents involved this time round are different from those in contention earlier.
According to Nokia, the patents infringed upon include parts of the the user interface, camera, antenna and power management technologies. While we knew that Nokia had already sued Apple over patent infringements, this latest move by Nokia is for an entirely different set of patents. Additionally, these patents apply to a wide range of Apple’s products.
The Press release from Nokia says, Apple infringes Nokia patents in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers. The seven Nokia patents in this complaint relate to Nokia’s pioneering innovations that are now being used by Apple to create key features in its products in the area of user interface, as well as camera, antenna and power management technologies. These patented technologies are important to Nokia’s success as they allow better user experience, lower manufacturing costs, smaller size and longer battery life for Nokia products.”
It has been noticed that cases solved via the ITC have, on average, seen a faster resolution time compared with mainstream courts of justice. Will this be any different in case of this high profile legal battle? Only time will tell.
By Techtree News Staff