Nokia sues Apple for infringing patents
Nokia sues Apple for infringing patents on Wednesday, Nokia filed several lawsuits against Apple Inc. Which infringed technology patents on Wednesday. The iPhone maker’s legal action aimed at a former mobile phone industry leader. Nokia’s lawsuit filed in Dusseldorf, Mannheim, Munich, and eastern Texas courts includes patents on displays, user interfaces, software, antennas, chipsets and video coding. After agreeing to license some patents in the Nokia technology portfolio in 2011, Nokia has rejected Nokia’s proposed licenses to license the patented inventions used in many Apple products.
On Tuesday, Apple filed a lawsuit against Acacia Research Corp and Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. And accused him of conspiring with Nokia to take unfairly large profits from Apple. Apple’s spokesman Josh Rosenstock said: “We have always paid a fair price to win patents covering product technology.” Unfortunately, Nokia is refusing to license the patent on a fair basis, “We’re trying to steal money from Apple by applying royalties on his inventions that are not related to Apple,” he said.
Acacia and Conversant did not immediately respond to the comment request, and Nokia could not immediately comment on Apple’s case.
Nokia and Apple legitimate lawsuits mean a resurgence of “smartphone patent wars” that Apple began five years ago. Apple filed a series of patent infringement suits against Samsung Electronics around the world, winning both victories and losses.
Apple’s lawsuit against Acacia, Conversant and Nokia was filed one day after the Ottawa-based Conversant named Boris Teksler took over as the new CEO. He served as director of patent licensing and strategy for Apple from 2009 to 2013, with half of his succession overlapping with Samsung.
Acacia is an open patent license company located in Newport Beach, California. One of the subsidiaries was awarded $ 22 million by Apple from the Texas jury in September against Apple for patent infringement.
Similarly, Conversant, who claims to have thousands of patents, said last week that a Silicon Valley jury paid $ 7.3 million for allegedly infringing on two smartphone patents. Nokia, the world’s dominant handset maker, missed the switch to smartphones in 2007 when Apple launched the iPhone.
The Finnish company sold its handset business two years ago to Microsoft Corp two years ago, leaving a burgeoning portfolio of telecommunications network equipment business and mobile equipment patents. But this year, Microsoft sold its Nokia feature phone business to a new company called HMD Global. Nokia signed a 10-year license agreement with HMD. HMD plans to continue selling low-cost Nokia phones and launch new Nokia smartphone models next year.