Nokia sues Apple for patent infringement in U.S. and Germany (UPDATE)

Nokia sues Apple for patent infringement in U.S. and Germany (UPDATE)
Back in 2009, Nokia sued Apple claiming that the tech titan had infringed on 10 of its patents dating back to the launch of the very first Apple iPhone in June of 2007. At the time, Nokia said "By refusing to agree (to) appropriate terms for Nokia's intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia's innovation." Apple and Nokia eventually reached an agreement on the use of patents that supposedly runs until the end of this year.

UPDATE: Apparently, Nokia's suit was in response to an anti-trust suit filed by Apple. The tech titan says that Nokia has been a patent troll since selling its mobile business to Microsoft. Apple's suit includes nine other companies that are said to be working in cahoots with Nokia to "extract and extort exorbitant revenues" from Apple and other mobile device manufacturers. These other patent aggregators are accused by Apple of trying to force unfair licensing terms for standards-essential patents.

According to a report published today, Apple has declined the opportunity to have other Nokia products covered by a similar agreement; many of these products are used in Apple devices, which is why Nokia has filed a new suit against Apple. Nokia once again is accusing Apple of infringing on its patents.

Since the original suit in 2009, Nokia purchased NSN (which was a joint venture between Nokia and Siemens) in 2013, and Alcatel-Lucent this year. Those acquisitions each came with a large portfolio of intellectual property. The suits have been filed in Regional Courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich in Germany, and in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. 32 patents are involved in the suits, covering technology related to UI, display, chipsets, antennas, software and other parts.


source: SeekingAlpha, AppleInsider

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194 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Two wrongs don't make a right.

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

hahhahahahaha. Oh the irony

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed. Lmao!

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh look, it's this guy again.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Oh look, it's this girl again.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOO got em.....oops er LOLLL.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao!

72. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Darkk dude you sure you want to do this? Take the fall with this chump?

76. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! The pain and jealousy is so obvious in your comment.

91. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Funny I don't recall asking you. But thanks for confirming my theory. The only pain I have is the one in my side from all the laughing I've been doing from the salty comments.

98. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't care if you asked me or not. You took a potshot (as usual), so man up and take your punishment like the tough old lady that you are. Translation: "I've been getting my bum handed to to me all over this comments section, and Meanestgenius is leading the pack. But let me pretend that's not what's happening." There. I fixed your BS for you.

115. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Aka, I'm a predictable lapdog who is getting called out. Pack? Ha, you're more like a bunch of grunting cavemen crowding around fire and getting burned in the process.

137. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

The projection is strong in you. Especially since you're the one getting called out here by multiple people because of your predictable idol worship of Apple. You should really see someone about those delusions you're having. Especially about people getting burned by you. We both know you're jus a spark that gets put out by a casual summer breeze.

147. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The rejection rate is high with you. Lol guess that explains why you're the "meanest"notgenius. And you're just as much of an Idol worshipper. I'm not jus(t) a spark. I'm a raging inferno but of course you are just a piece of brown stuff that gets flushed.

154. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

You forgot the comma (,) after inferno. The rest of your comment is just recycled BS.

176. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your face is recycled bs.

186. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

There you go looking in the mirror again.

70. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Hey Darkk, you two should get a room and leave that in Vegas.

77. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Please keep your sick fantasies of me and darkk to yourself. We definitely don't want to know about them.

92. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't look at me. You're the one who is kissing up and being an obvious lapdog.

99. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's really burning your bum that darkk kicked you to the curb. Only an immature troll would say that two mature adults having a good laugh at the expense of the class clown would try and say it's anything other than what it really is.

116. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Aka Mxy has exposed me and I'm deflecting from the embarrassment. I just put you in your place and Darkk hasn't been back to bail your @$$ out.

128. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

..."I just put you in your place" No, you didn't, considering the fact that you're the one who's getting owned here by pretty much all those who have called you out. Cut the BS.

148. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually I just did.

138. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Still hurts deep down in your gut that darkk disowned you, huh? Lmao! The only one getting owned and put in there place here is you, so cut the lies and BS. I've dragged you here at every turn, no help necessary.

149. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol Darkk is still cool with me incase you were wondering, but I'm not going to stoop to your level and drag him into this. Stop trying to clutch at something that doesn't exist.

156. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you can't stoop any lower than you already are. Darkk also knows that you're a troll, and has called you as much, in case you were wondering, lol. Stop trying to deny that fact like it doesn't exist.

177. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Again, I'm not going to drag Darkk into our squabbles. I have no beef with darkk. Lol get over it and stop trying to project.

187. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Oh, neither am I. I'm just pointing out a FACT that you can't dispute. Now get over it and stop trying to deflect.

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