Nokia Once Again Suing Apple for Patent Infringement

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Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has filed an additional complaint against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) for allegedly infringing its U.S. patents covering “virtually all” of the world’s largest handset maker’s mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers.

In the complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Finnish company said Apple violated seven Nokia patents, which it says Apple is using to create “key features” such as multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization positioning and call quality in its products.

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The complaint follows a U.S. trade panel judge’s decision last week in a separate case that Apple technology in its iPhones and iPads did not infringe on Nokia patents, though Nokia has said it does not agree with the court’s decision.

Paul Melin, vice president of Nokia’s intellectual property unit, said the latest filing brings total Nokia patent suits against Apple to 46, many filed more than a decade earlier.

In addition to the two ITC complaints, the company has filed cases on the same patents in the U.K., the Netherlands and Germany.

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