Nokia files new suits against Apple
The complaints, filed in October through December, follow earlier lawsuits by Nokia claiming that a broad swath of Apple products violate its patents. Apple has responded with infringement claims against Nokia.
The actions “add 13 further Nokia patents to the 24 already asserted against Apple in the US International Trade Commission and the Delaware and Wisconsin Federal courts,’’ the world’s largest handset maker said yesterday.
In October 2009, Nokia filed its first patent infringement claim against Apple in Delaware.
Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant said the first case probably would not go to court until late next year.
Apple declined to comment on Nokia’s latest move, but last week filed a countersuit claiming that the Finnish company was infringing 13 Apple patents.
Nokia’s cases filed in the UK High Court include patents relating to touch user interface.