Thursday, December 16, 2010

Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL), Nokia (NYSE:NOK) Patent Battle Expands

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has expanded the patent battle they're having with Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL), saying 13 more of their patents have been infringed upon by them.

Paul Melin, vice president of intellectual property at Nokia, said, "These actions add 13 further Nokia patents to the 24 already asserted against Apple in the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Delaware and Wisconsin Federal courts. The Nokia inventions protected by these patents include several which enable compelling user experiences. For example, using a wiping gesture on a touch screen to navigate content, or enabling access to constantly changing services with an on-device app store, both filed more than ten years before the launch of the iPhone."

An array of applications are included in the latest complaint be Nokia, including chipsets, integration of multiple radios, on-device application storage, messaging functionality, touch user interfaces and display illumination.

Apple is also engaged in patent battles with Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) and Motorola (NYSE:MOT).

Nokia was trading at $9.87, up $0.01, or 0.10 percent, as of 1:06 PM EST. Apple was at $322.44, up $2.08, or 0.65 percent. Google was up to $592.68, gaining $2.38, or 0.40 percent. Motorola was trading at $8.83, up $0.36, or 4.25 percent.

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