Nokia Battles Apple with New ITC Complaint
Nokia complained to the International Trade Commission alleging Apple infringed on their patents, a complaint that was rejected last Friday by the ITC saying Apple was clear of any wrong doing, but Nokia isn’t satisfied with losing it would seem.
According to an article over on 9to5 Mac, Nokia has filed a new complaint with the ITC saying Apple infringes on a further seven Nokia patents and includes practically all Nokia gear such as smartphones, tablets, computers and portable music players.
Apparently according to Thomson Reuters One, the VP of Intellectual property for Nokia, Paul Melin said… “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. 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.”
It seems somewhat funny that Nokia only now are complaining that Apple infringes their patents, surely the ideal time to have filed the complaints was when Apple first delivered the iconic iPhone and not years after.
Could this just be a case of Nokia throwing their toys out of the pram because they can’t handle losing? Whatever, no doubt this Nokia battle with Apple will continue for some time yet. Isn’t it about time the big boys actually took an adult approach and come to a mutual agreement?