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Nokia brings more legal complaints against Apple

Mel Martin

Well, you can't say the company isn't persistent. Nokia has already sued Apple over GSM patents, and last week Nokia filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission, which asked the commission to ban the import of Apple mobile products including the MacBook, iPhone and iPods.

Now, our sister site, Engadget reports Nokia has filed another federal complaint against Apple, alleging that Curpertino is violating 7 more Nokia Patents. Nokia says these violations are all implementation patents, or features that differentiate Nokia products from the rest of the market.

Nokia claims that the infringing technologies are present in the iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPod touch, iPod Nano and Classic, as well as the Mac Pro, the Mac Mini, the MacBook and the MacBook Air.

Whew! Nokia wants a jury trial, and an injunction against Apple for allegedly violating the patents.

Not to be outdone, Apple is already counter-suing Nokia from its earlier suits, claiming essentially that Nokia missed the boat on updating mobile phone technology and wants access to Apple patents, while slowing Apple growth.

The big winners in all this will likely be the lawyers. Keep watching this space. We're following all the bloody details.

[Via Engadget]

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