Nokia hits Apple with lawsuit
Nokia have filed lawsuits in US and Germany against fellow phone makers Apple for violating 32 technology patents.
In a lawsuit the day before, Apple had accused Acacia Research and Conversant Intellectual Property Management of planning with Nokia to “extract and extort exorbitant revenues unfairly and anticompetitively from Apple.”
Nokia’s lawsuits cover patents for displays, user interfaces, software, antennas, chipsets, and video coding. The company said in a statement:
“Since agreeing a license covering some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011, Apple has declined subsequent offers made by Nokia to license other of its patented inventions which are used by many of Apple’s products.”