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If the world is still intact, Apple and Nokia will face each other in court in 2012

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If the world is still intact, Apple and Nokia will face each other in court in 2012
If the Mayan calendar is right, this won't matter at all. If the world does continue past 2012, this might be something to note. Nokia's suit against Apple filed back in October claims that the latter firm infringed on 10 of the former company's patents. Apple countersued in December charging that Nokia had infringed on 13 of it's patents. Apple later cut down the complaint to include 9 patents, but Nokia countersued the countersuit by filing another complaint-also in December. Reuters says that the Finnish based tech firm is seeking $1.36 billion from Apple. The report also said that a trial will start between the two firms in the middle of 2012 and complex patent issues like the ones involved could take years to unravel in court. We would not be surprised to see a settlement hammered out between Apple and Nokia. Last week as we reported, Apple sued HTC claiming that the Taiwanese based company infringed on 20 of it's patents relating to multitouch functionality on smartphones. The U.S. International Trade Commission is investigating both companies based on the complaint. All of this legal action is par for the course in the industry, but is tiresome and a waste of time and resources.

source: Reuters via UnwiredView

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