The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has said that it will consider Apple’s patent infringement complaint against Nokia, Bloomberg reports.
Apple filed a complaint against Nokia with the ITC last month, seeking to block imports of the Finnish-based company’s phones. The ITC’s announcement is the latest development in the ongoing dispute between the two companies.
Nokia first filed suit against Apple in October 2009, claiming that the iPhone infringes on several Nokia patents; Apple filed a countersuit claiming patent infringement in December. The lawsuits were followed by an ITC complaint from Nokia near the end of the year, alleging that Apple infringes on the Finnish company’s patents “in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers;” the ITC announced an investigation into Nokia’s claims against Apple in late January.