Nokia sues Apple Inc over patent

The 10 patents in the lawsuit, filed in the US state of Delaware, relate to technologies fundamental to devices using GSM, UMTS and/or wireless local area network (LAN) standards, Nokia said.

In its complaint filed with the US District Court for the District of Delaware, Nokia said it was seeking compensation for Apple’s use of the patents and a declaration that Nokia is entitled to an injunction until Apple pays compensation, along with interest, for past infringement.

“Apple’s wireless communication devices take advantage of the decades of continued investments by Nokia to build today’s communication protocols,” Nokia said in the filing, adding “By refusing to compensate Nokia for its patented technologies, Apple is attempting to get a ‘free-ride’ on the billions of dollars that Nokia has invested.” Apple, however, declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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