Nokia has announced that it is suing Apple over alleged patent infringements in the US and Europe, the two companies already have an agreement in place for some patents but not others.
Nokia is alleging that Apple has refused to license come of their patents which are apparently used in many of Apple’s devices.
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.
Ilkka Rahnasto, head of Patent Business at Nokia, said: “Through our sustained investment in research and development, Nokia has created or contributed to many of the fundamental technologies used in today’s mobile devices, including Apple products. After several years of negotiations trying to reach agreement to cover Apple’s use of these patents, we are now taking action to defend our rights.”
Nokia is now taking legal action against Apple and has filed lawsuits in the Regional Courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich in Germany and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
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