Nokia's at it again. Close on the heels of filing a lawsuit against Apple with the US International Trade Commission, the company has filed yet another lawsuit; this time with the Federal Court.
In the filing, Nokia has claimed that Apple has infringed upon several of their patents in the manufacture of virtually all of their devices.
Nokia's filing reads:
"Apple has infringed and continues to infringe each of the Asserted Patents by engaging in acts constituting infringement under 35 USD § 271, including but not necessarily limited to one or more of making, using, selling and offering to sell, in this District and elsewhere in the United States, and importing into this District and elsewhere in the United States, certain electronic devices, including but not limited to Apple's iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air."
Here is a list of patents that Nokia claims Apple has infringed:
- Patent 6714091 : VCO with programmable output power
- Patent 6834181 : Mobile communication device and related construction method
- Patent 6895256 : Optimized camera sensor architecture for a mobile telephone
- Patent 6518957 : Communications device with touch sensitive screen
- Patent 6073036 : Mobile station with touch input having automatic symbol magnification function
- Patent 6262735 : Utilizing the contents of a message
- Patent 6924789 : User interface device
The list of patents here is not different from the lawsuit filed last week with the ITC. However, Nokia's strategy at this point seems to be in taking on Apple on more than one legal front to see what sticks. As folks at Engadget note, the case with ITC is very crucial for Apple where Nokia has requested for a ban on import of all of Apple's devices; something that could be disastrous. However, knowing Apple's response to an earlier lawsuit filed by Nokia, we expect yet another counter-suit to be filed by Apple this time as well.
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