Apple wins in Nokia Patent fight :(

| March 26, 2011 | 19 Replies

Nokia and Apple have been embroiled in patent wars since Oct 2009. Nokia sues Apple, Apple sues Nokia, rinse, repeat.

In November last year, Nokia was given a little victory when ITC sided that Nokia had NOT infringed on (13) Apple patents.

Bloomberg reports that this time around the hammer falls in favour of Apple who are also NOT infringing on 5 Nokia patents. You know, that thing Nokia help invent – GSM radios which other manufacturers in the industry pay royalty for but iPhone not. Hence it suddenly receiving it’s own fastasmic touch-to-turn-off external antenna in the fourth variation. A physical invention, not so much a more difficult thing to decide upon as in the implementation of ideas (e.g. unlocking a touch screen with a gesture). I may be grossly wrong. Nokia’s gripes were apparently that Apple had infringed on pioneering inventions related to cameras, battery life, touch-screens, speakers and messaging. (I don’t have the specifics, but I think they were also related to data transmission, GPS use in applications and antenna design for improving performance on smaller devices)

A spokesperson for Nokia said;

“While we don’t agree that there has been no violation, we’ll wait to see the details of the ruling before we decide on any next steps,”

As up to December 2010, this infographic was made showing who in the mobile industry is suing who:

I’m not sure how accurate this is.

image via designlanguage


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