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Nokia files second ITC patent claim against Apple

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
News Categories: Apple

Nokia has filed a second patent infringement claim against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), after the same body ruled in Apple’s favor regarding a prior complaint. On Friday, Judge James Gildea of the ITC said in an initial determination that Apple did not violate five Nokia patents, leaving it to the commission as a whole to either uphold or throw out the decision. “Nokia does not agree with the ITC’s initial determination,” the company said as it waits to see the details of the ruling. Barron’s reports that Nokia’s new complaint focuses on seven patents relating to multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and use of Bluetooth accessories. “Our latest ITC filing means we now have 46 Nokia patents in suit against Apple, many filed more than 10 years before Apple made its first iPhone,” said a Nokia head of IP, Paul Melin. “Nokia is a leading innovator in technologies needed to build great mobile products and Apple must stop building its products using Nokia’s proprietary innovation.”

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Nokia has done practically nothing of these things, and seriously? They get sued for a patent on CALL QUALITY? Ah, I see Data Syncing. Oh yes, Nokia invented the USB port. And use of Bluetooth products? Tons of products use that. It’s very odd that Nokia only seems to sue Apple…

Posted by AppleFan1 on March 30, 2011 at 3:35 AM (PDT)

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