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Thread: Apple Countersues Nokia
12-11-2009, 10:33 AM #1
Apple Countersues Nokia
Having been sued by Nokia for patent infringement, Apple today responded by filing a countersuit of its own. The new complaint accuses Nokia of violating 13 of Apple's patents. In announcing the counterclaim, Bruce Sewell, Apple’s General Counsel and senior vice president, said “Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours.”
On October 22, Nokia sued Apple, saying the iPhone maker was taking a “free ride” on Nokia's research and development efforts, which the Finnish phone giant said it had spent €40 billion on. Saying, essentially, "no, you're the copycat," Apple's countersuit denies all Nokia's claims of patent infringement against it and accuses Nokia of trying to copy the iPhone.
In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone a ground-breaking device that allowed users access to the functionality of the already popular iPod on a revolutionary mobile phone and Internet device.
In contrast, Nokia made a different business decision and remained focused on traditional mobile wireless handsets with conventional user interfaces. As a result, Nokia has rapidly lost share in the market for high-end mobile phones.
In response, Nokia chose to copy the iPhone, especially its enormously popular and patented design and user interface.
Apple is asking the US District Court of Delaware to completely dismiss Nokia’s suit, with prejudice (meaning Nokia cannot sue again), and demands that Nokia pay damages for infringing Apple's patents, as well as interest and legal fees.
This step had been predicted by observers at the time of Nokia's original lawsuit. It's a fairly common approach for companies when negotiations break down and end up in court. Most observers believe this is all hardball negotiating tactics, and that the case will eventually be settled out of court. Otherwise, the fight could spread into the European court system and possibly end up in the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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Last edited by Paul Daniel Ash; 12-11-2009 at 03:11 PM. Reason: "said said?"
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12-11-2009, 11:54 AM #2
good let them fight at the end we the little people will get better device from both apple & Nokia. i love it when the big boys fight hahahaha.
12-11-2009, 12:36 PM #3
Apple: 2nd round with a rare naked choke on Nokia! Nokia is straight up UGLY and OLD SCHOOL, Nokia needs retire soon cause they can't compete with the Young Blood "Apple"
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12-11-2009, 01:34 PM #4
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12-11-2009, 01:58 PM #6
From the looks of this, Apple is a flippin' hypocrite.Let's grow old together...
... And die at the same time
12-11-2009, 02:18 PM #7
12-11-2009, 02:37 PM #8
PAUL YOUR POSTS ARE INFECTED... IT IS INSTALLING SCRIPTS. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS.
On a side-note.. this seems like a healthy heated battle amongst the giants. I just hope "we the people" reap the benefits!
12-11-2009, 02:46 PM #9
12-11-2009, 03:35 PM #10
What is that nokia? Look very cool.
12-11-2009, 04:29 PM #11
That is the Nokia N900. No one can compare to the iPhone.
12-11-2009, 07:15 PM #12
(No longer above me because of deleted account now. Thank you very much MMi team.)
Last edited by Cer0; 12-11-2009 at 10:33 PM.
12-11-2009, 07:51 PM #13
Can anybody hack N900......
Last edited by romeo_herman; 12-12-2009 at 08:26 AM.
12-11-2009, 10:37 PM #14
12-11-2009, 11:03 PM #15
well another legal turn and ill still wake up tomorrow while nothing has changedkillall Terminal
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12-13-2009, 03:12 PM #20
that's all been sorted