After Losing First Battle, Nokia Files Second Suit Against Apple
March 29, 2011 9:56 AM
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A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled last Friday to dismiss a lawsuit by Nokia against Apple. So Nokia decided to just go ahead and file another lawsuit.
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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -- Albert Einstein
Last Friday the
U.S. International Trade Commission
convened and granted Eastman Kodak Comp. (
small victory in its patent battle
with Apple, Inc. (
) and Research in Motion Ltd. (
). They weren't so kind with regards to
a 2009 suit
by struggling Finnish phonemaker Nokia Corp. (
) against Apple.
Judge James Gildea ruled that Apple did not violate Nokia's patents it holds related to the GSM, UMTS, and Wi-Fi standards. The justice's decision was not a lengthy one, reportedly, and offered little insight into why he rejected Nokia's claims.
A disappointed Nokia spokesperson
, "This is a disappointing result, after release of a formal adjudication, Nokia will decide the next action."
Similar to the Kodak case, Nokia can appeal to the ITC for a review of the decision, which must be approved by a six-member panel.
In the meantime Nokia appears to be deciding to step up its legal harassment of Apple. It has filed a second lawsuit with USITC, claiming Apple also infringes on seven patents on multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories it holds.
It claims that virtually all Apple devices infringe on these patents and wants the USITC to block imports and exports of Apple devices and parts.
Paul Melin, Nokia's vice president, intellectual property, "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."
While Nokia started the lawsuit war, Apple is more than happy to respond in kind. It is currently awaiting the outcome of
its countersuit against Nokia
, in which it claims that Nokia infringed on thirteen of its iPhone patents. Apple has been
beefing up spending on its legal staff
as it looks to legally victimize other less aggressive players like HTC, as well.
Nokia is still the world's largest single phone maker, though it's losing ground to Asian firms. The company hopes to get a boost later this year when it
switches to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7
operating system. However, that boost
may result in painful layoffs
for the Eurotech giant.
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... seriously. wtf.
3/29/2011 11:08:55 AM
Nokia sued on something related to wifi
??? Would they like to sue for damages related to using a numeric keypad for dialing numbers as well? This crap is so dumb.
RE: ... seriously. wtf.
3/29/2011 1:28:42 PM
Nokia sued on something related to wifi standards???
MPEG4 is a standard too. Doesn't mean you can't be sued over it if you don't pay royalties.
RE: ... seriously. wtf.
3/29/2011 1:31:57 PM
Theres a patent on a dialing pad?
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