Apple plans to ‘vigorously’ defend case against Nokia

In its 2009 10-K form (PDF Link), filed yesterday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple said it plans to fight Nokia in the complaint the Finnish communications giant filed against Apple last week. In the complaint, Nokia claims that Apple’s iPhone infringes on several Nokia patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN standards, or, more specifically, those covering wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption. In its filing, Apple said that it “intends to defend the case vigorously.” Overall, Apple said it is defending more than 47 patent infringement cases, of which 27 were filed during the company’s fiscal 2009.

  1. Are Apple the only company to (allegedly) be infringeing these patents? Or have companies like Motorolla, Blackberry/RIM also been accused?

  2. Sometimes I think those quarterly $45-billion profits go to paying their lawyers, instead of delivering a bug-free OS.

    Geez, grow up, Apple. You have to play by the same rules everybody else does. Pay the licensing fees and move on.

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