Nokia Sues Apple IPhone, IPad Technology
Nokia Sues Apple IPhone, IPad Technology – Nokia has chosen to sue Apple over technology that they used for both the IPhone and IPad. Nokia is the world’s largest maker of mobile phones and has recently filed a patent lawsuit against Apple Inc. The lawsuit, which is the fifth complaint between Nokia and Apple refers to certain technology that was used in a multitude of Apple devices. Nokia is reportedly filing the lawsuit today in federal court. The lawsuit reportedly involves the touch screen technology that was used in the creation of the phone.
It has been three years since the iPhone was first released to the public, and Apple has managed to increase their market share year after year in the mobile industry through the use of the device. Nokia, which has been allowing mobile phones to connect to the Internet for more than ten years using a keyboard that was included on several of their phones, was much slower to move to the technology that was used in many smart phones, betting instead that users were looking for a more simplistic experience than the ones offered by touch screen phones. The IPhone would later go on to become one of the best selling phones around the world.
“Nokia has been the leading developer of many key technologies in mobile devices,” said Paul Melin, general manager of patent licensing at Nokia. “We have taken this step to protect the results of our pioneering development and to put an end to continued unlawful use of Nokia’s innovation.”
The legal conflict first began in October. That was when Nokia filed a lawsuit that accused Apple of infringing upon 10 different patents. They demanded royalties on each of the 50 million iPhones that have been sold since the mobile device was first released in 2007.