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01-16-2010, 11:47 AM #1
Apple Strikes Back at Nokia, Demands Import Ban
Apple on Friday retaliated against Nokia's demand that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ban all imports of iPhones by filing its own complaint with the ITC. Apple, similarly, wants to block imports of Nokia's phones to the US, claiming that they infringe Apple patents. Nokia insists it will "defend itself vigorously" against the complaint.
The latest move in the escalating tit-for-tat conflict brings Apple even with Nokia. Nokia sued Apple in October, and Apple sued Nokia back. Nokia opened a broader lawsuit, saying that almost all Apple products incorporated some of Nokia's technology, including camera sensors and touchscreens, and called for an import ban of all iPhones - which are manufactured in China - to the US. Apple has accused Nokia of suing Apple because it couldn't compete fairly in the free market. Nokia, for its part, says that Apple has gotten a "free ride" on the Finnish phone maker's research and development efforts.
Nokia will study the complaint when it is received and continue to defend itself vigorously. However, this does not alter the fact that Apple has failed to agree appropriate terms for using Nokia technology and has been seeking a free ride on Nokia's innovation since it shipped the first iPhone in 2007.
The ITC is the US government agency that investigates unfair trade practices like patent infringement. If it agrees to consider Apple’s complaint, it could complete the investigation in about 15 months. It has not yet agreed to investigate either Apple's complaint or Nokia's complaint, which was filed on December 29.
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01-16-2010, 11:51 AM #2
lets go appl;e
01-16-2010, 12:40 PM #3
This is going to get ugly.
01-16-2010, 12:46 PM #4
nokia lost my patronage when they decided to have language barrier for each region. e.g. i can't use chinese on a phone bought in usa. especially to access chinese and japanese websites.
01-16-2010, 02:37 PM #5
More ugliness...Go Apple!Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
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01-16-2010, 04:18 PM #7
I love seeing big companies fight each other.
If you can not win the fight, bring more allegations and lawsuits to over burden the courts. Not only will it hide the guilt from observers, it also create cost hoping the other guy will drop the charges.
I hope Apple loses, Judge award Nokia with lots of money include percentage of all the previous and all future sales of Apple product (include tablet). Maybe Apple will develop their own technology for what they need.
If it drains the battery so much why don't you tell Apple not use it. Basically become ipod without phone and wifi support, would developers still chose ipod to make apps on? Doubt it because the equipment would not be as popular as now, not much users not much sales for apps.
Would you choose ipod over Nokia's phones? I can honestly say I would not own 1 apple product if that happens.
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01-16-2010, 08:10 PM #10
me thinks someone at both companies just needs a hug.....you can't really blame S. Jobs for stealing from another company, he had the master as his teacher (willy G)Neo Style by k.nitsua....early front runner for THEME OF THE YEAR
Now in a dead heat with liveOS c/o bluemetal....
Let us all welcome the newest fighter to the TOTY ring...iNavHD c/o reeco
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01-16-2010, 09:43 PM #12
So basically Apple believes "protect my patents and screw all others".
Nokia: Everything Apple Makes Infringes Our Patents
Read that one for the accusations.
If you read further they even reluctantly admit that they did it by saying "Nokia had not offered fair licensing terms".
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01-16-2010, 09:58 PM #13
If it wasn't for Nokia, I think the iPhone would still exist, but not on AT&T, and it would be CDMA / EVDO.
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01-16-2010, 10:17 PM #16
15 months. we will have an iphone 5Gs by thenkillall Terminal
01-16-2010, 11:20 PM #17
The ONLY reason that apple would file this suit is to muddy the waters and drag out the decision long enough to get another launch day off before having to pay the fees.
Smart play, but its still a **** move.
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01-17-2010, 10:06 AM #20
I'm rooting for Nokia here. Apple uses its patents as weapons against other companies. That's the reason the Droid can't be sold in the US with a multitouch web browser. It's about time somebody showed Apple what it's like when someone else tries to stifle their product's technology with patent law. Apple is about as evil as it gets with patents.