Nokia sues Apple for patent infringements on the iPhone

Nokia sues Apple for patent infringements on the iPhone
Nokia filed a lawsuit today in Delaware against Apple claiming that the Cupertino, California based firm had infringed on 10 of Nokia's patents. The patents deal with technology for devices using GSM, UMTS and LAN standards, according to the Finnish based manufacturer. Nokia is the world's top cellphone maker and while the iPhone has had great success in the U.S. and overseas, the company is much larger than Apple.

The patents cover speech coding, wireless data, security and encryption and are infringed by every iPhone shipped by Apple since the first unit rolled off the assembly line and was shipped back in 2007. Ikka Rahnasto, VP for Legal and Intellectual Property for 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." The report, written in today's New York Times, did not mention how much in damages Nokia is seeking from Apple.

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source: NYTimes

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16 Comments

1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

It's a Sue-fest in the technological world. AT&T just announced they are suing LG, Samsung and other because of price fixing... Sprint and iPCS and their suing ordeals... Qualcomm and Nokia... I am not sure it will ever end. Maybe Apple can just settle with them with all the money they made last quarter, eh?

2. rath

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 14, 2009

Nokia must sue every phone makers that used GSM, UMTS, and LAN to make up Nokia the loss of profit for this year to sue Apple alone is not right. Apple should counter sue for all the expenses for the lawyers, documentations, and waste of time if the lawsuit does happen.

10. ralph_denicia

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

They don't have to sue all other phone makers because they already have license agreements paid for use of their technology.

3. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

And so it begins...The once untouchable company which has been considered as innovative, is now seeing that being the best(Verizon Wireless) has its downsides. The target on your back only gets bigger...

15. hkphooey

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 18, 2009

Hopefully Apple will be taken down a notch like Microsoft was in the 90s

5. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Everyone should do each other a favor (If we could all put our fanboyisms away-including myself) and mark "musthavdroid" down for all this spam and hit the "!" (exclamation mark Button) to report this rediculous recurring post as spam.

6. musthavdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

(((((some advice plz))))) . should i wait for the droid or upgrade to the imagio now???

7. musthavdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

(((((some advice plz))))) . should i wait for the droid or upgrade to the imagio now???

8. musthavdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

(((((some advice plz))))) . should i wait for the droid or upgrade to the imagio now???

9. JC_Agga

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 24, 2009

Geez... look Droid is not a smartphone, imagio is a smartphone. There you go, Droid is not even out yet, so i can't give you any information about it. If you want to pay 30 buck a month additionally for data plan, get imagio then.

11. MegaManVZW

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

You dont think that an Android device will be classified as a smart phone? I dont even understand why you would ever say that... of course its gonna have a data plan required to use it, and Verizon DOES classify the Droid as a smart phone, because it is one

12. MegaManVZW

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

whoops, wrong spot to post that, my bad

14. redstu36

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 28, 2008

Well just add another name that has sued apple, hell even The Beatles have sued apple more than once.

16. hkphooey

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 18, 2009

Apple is the new Microsoft. Soon they will be universally reviled like Microsoft is. This happens when one company dominates a market (iPod, iTunes, iPhones, iMacs)

17. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

ok apple dominates the mp3 music player market, but sure not the computer market... and sure as hell not the dominator of the phone industry, that would be samsung in USA nokia globally

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

samsung only dominates the free phone market. once you have to pay for a phone LG takes over :)

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