Nokia: Almost all Apple products violate our patent

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Nokia is taking its patent dispute with Apple to the next level.

The world’s largest phone maker has expanded its patent claims and now says that besides the iPhone, almost all of Apple’s products are violating Nokia’s patents. The complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade commission

According to Nokia, the key features found in Apple Inc.’s products including some aspects of its user interface, antenna, cameras and power management technologies are all infringing. The products having these features include the iPhone, iPods and even Apple’s computers.

In October, the Finish phone maker sued Apple over the popular iPhone saying that it has infringed 10 of their patents. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Wilmington Del.

Apple fought back and early this month, has filed a countersuit in the Delaware court claiming that Finland-based phone maker has infringed 13 patents. The company also denied Nokia’s charges.

Now, with the suit filed in the U.S. International Trade commission and if Nokia wins, the Finish phone maker could get an order for Customs to stop imports of Apple’s products and parts which are made overseas.

As of this writing, Apple has not made any response or comment to this recent development.

Source: http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2009/12/29/20091229biz-mktsector1230.html

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