Nokia Files 2nd ITC Complaint Against Apple


Espoo, Finland - Nokia has filed a further complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple infringes additional Nokia patents in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers.

Nokia claims seven of its patents in the new complaint relate to the company's innovations that are now being used by Apple to create key features in its products in the areas of multitasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories.

This second ITC complaint follows the initial determination in Nokia's earlier ITC filing, announced by the ITC on Friday, March 25. Nokia said it does not agree with the ITC's initial determination that there was no violation of Section 337 in that complaint and is waiting to see the full details of the ruling before deciding on the next steps in that case.

In addition to the two ITC complaints, Nokia has filed cases on the same patents and others in Delaware and has further cases proceeding in Mannheim, Dusseldorf and the Federal Patent Court in Germany; the U.K. High Court in London; and the District Court of the Hague in the Netherlands, some of which will come to trial in the next few months.

Apple has not issued a statement about this new complaint via its website.


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