Apple, Nokia in a spat over Patent Licensing

By Staff Reporter | Jan 12, 2017 01:50 PM EST
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Apple and Nokia, the two tech giants are again indulged in a patent licensing fight with each other. In 2011, the two companies have settled a patent lawsuit but this time fight seems much bigger.

The California- based company has filed a complaint against Nokia on 20th Dec, reports SlashGear.

According to The Verve, Apple is filing an antitrust lawsuit against third companies, which are known as patent assertion entities and not against Nokia, these PAE's acts on Nokia's behalf. The legal battle seems to be getting bigger as Nokia has also sued the Cupertino-based company over many mobile patents.

According to Bloomberg, Nokia has filed two lawsuits against Apple with German Court in Dusseldorf, Munich and in federal court in Texas. The Finnish company claims Apple violates a patent related to a product like iPad, Apple watch, Mac computers, iPhone digital media players and Apple TV.

While the iPhone makers have said that Finland-based company is transferring the patent to PAEs to get money, which is "anticompetitive and abusive" to the tech company, reports The Verve.

Nokia was one of the largest mobile sellers in the world. But during the last 4-5 years the company has seen a dramatic fall and in the currently Nokia is focusing on networking market. It is now the company's biggest source of income. While many rumors suggest that company is trying to make comeback in Smartphone market.

Apple and Nokia were once said to be the rival in handset market but in recent time Apple has enjoyed a huge success while Finnish company had failed to succeed.

Apple has a long history of legal battles. The company has fought several legal cases against South Korean based tech company Samsung and won them too.

This would be interesting to see, who is going to win this battle as it will decide the fate and reputation of the both companies.

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