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
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.