Apple Strikes Back at Nokia in Patent Dispute
In the ongoing saga between Apple and Nokia it was reported over the weekend that Apple has struck back at Nokia filing its own complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC).
The move from Apple to ban the imports of Nokia mobile phones into the United States is identical to that of Nokia’s who last month filed with the ITC to ban the import of “virtually all” Apple products.
In a comment to Bloomberg Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant said that the company “will study the complaint when it is received and continue to defend itself vigorously.
“However this does not alter the fact that Apple has failed to agree appropriate terms for using Nokia technology and has been seeking a free ride on Nokia’s innovation since it shipped the first iPhone in 2007.”
The battle between Apple and Nokia started in October last year when Nokia alleged that the Apple iPhone infringed 10 of its patents. Apple countered this claim by filing a lawsuit against Nokia claiming that the company had infringed 13 of Apple’s patents.