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Apple counter-suing Nokia over patent infringement

apple-iphone-range.jpgJust as Intel and AMD settle, this one is shaping up to be another long-running legal dust-up between two giant technology corporations.

Back in October Nokia filed a licensing claim for iPhone IP payments. In traditional legal manner – attack is always the best form of defence – Apple is now countersuing the mobile phone company over the alleged infringement of 13 of its patents.

The announcement from Cupertino could not be briefer: [in full]

CUPERTINO, California–December 11, 2009–Responding to a lawsuit brought against the company by Nokia, Apple today filed a countersuit claiming that Nokia is infringing 13 Apple patents.

“Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours,” said Bruce Sewell, Apple’s General Counsel and senior vice president.

This one will run and run, I fear…

Tags: apple patents, general counsel, Intel, nokia, patent infringement

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