Nokia sues Apple again over patents

Nokia comes as the world’s largest handset maker struggles to keep up with smartphone rivals like Apple.

According to the Nokia seven patents in the new complaint relate to its “pioneering innovations” that Apple allegedly is using “to create key features in its products, including in multitasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories.”

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United States International Trade Commission found no violation in an earlier complaint last week. Nokia said it “is waiting to see the full details of the ruling before deciding on the next steps in that case.”Nokia claiming that a broad swath of Apple products violate its patents. Apple had earlier responded with its own infringement claims against Nokia.

According to the Paul Melin, vice president of intellectual property at Nokia “Our latest ITC filing means we now have 46 Nokia patents in suit against Apple, many filed more than 10 years before Apple made its first iPhone,Nokia is a leading innovator in technologies needed to build great mobile products and Apple must stop building its products using Nokia’s proprietary innovation”.

Tech companies are scrambling to win over the growing number of consumers buying handsets that come with e-mail, Web surfing and scores of apps for checking the weather, updating Facebook and other tasks.Nokia has been struggling against stiff competition, especially from the iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry. According to the nokia During the past two decades it has invested some euro43 billion in research and development to build “one of the wireless industry’s strongest and broadest IPR portfolios,” which includes more than 10,000 patent families.

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