Digital News Report – Nokia has sued Apple for copyright infringement on nearly every product the computer / iPhone company makes. Apple fired back with a complaint to the International Trade Commission (ITC) saying Nokia infringed on their patents.
Adding insult to injury, PC Magazine reports that Nokia has filed a request with the ITC to ban imports of all Apple devices that allegedly infringe on their patents. That would be a disaster for Apple Computer.
The report calls Apple’s strategy a “me too” strategy because they counter-sue after Nokia files the initial complaint. Apple now wants to block the imports of Nokia products, according to ARS Technica.
“Responding to a lawsuit brought against the company by Nokia, Apple® today filed a countersuit claiming that Nokia is infringing 13 Apple patents,” Apple said in a statement last month. They went on to accuse Nokia of stealing their patents.
Lawyers for both companies are fighting tooth-and-nail in this lucrative cell phone business.
By: Sam Lee