Nokia has filed a new complaint with the United States International Trade Commission. It lists seven Nokia patents that its says are being infringed by Apple in virtually all iPhones, iPods, iPads and Mac computers. The patents cover multi-tasking, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories.
Last Friday an initial determination in Nokia’s previous ITC filing suggested that Apple hadn’t violated any patents, although a full ruling has not yet been made. Nokia also has outstanding legal action in the US state of Delaware, in Germany, in the UK High Court and in the Netherlands.
Paul Melin, Vice President of Intellectual Property at Nokia, said “Our latest ITC filing means we now have 46 Nokia patents in suit against Apple, many filed more than 10 years before Apple made its first iPhone. Nokia is a leading innovator in technologies needed to build great mobile products and Apple must stop building its products using Nokia's proprietary innovation.”