Nokia files suit once again against Apple while it asks the ITC to ban iPhone imports and more
The ITC has the power to act quickly, so some movement on that front could come soon. As far as the courts go, considering the number of attorneys that will be involved, and the propensity of the legal system to move as fast as molasses, it could be some time before anything gets resolved legally. Obviously, a ban on imports can be damaging to Apple and using both the courts and the ITC, Nokia is trying to squeeze Apple and force a settlement. For those amateur legal eagles, check out the legal paper work at the source links.
source: ITCComplaint, DistrictCourtFiling via Engadget
1. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
This seems to be one hell of a tactic to supress competition.
2. Truth (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Nokia just wants it's due like every other company that has patents on technology. Nokia has shown that they violated their patents, Apple needs to show that they didn't violate any technology patents. If Apple settles it just means that they stole technology from a competitor and the damage is already done. Market share is gone and money won't bring that back but it will help Nokia execs to sleep better for the time being.
3. kilari (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)
apple needs to die in a fire. go nokia! step 1 sue apple, step 2 buy webos, step 3 ???, step 4 PROFIT!