“Nokia Corp. could experience delays or holdups in its smartphone strategy if rival Apple Inc. goes on the defensive to protect its intellectual property rights regarding the touch-screen iPhone,” Adam Ewing reports for MarketWatch.
“‘I think Apple will likely view Nokia as infringing on its user interface patents,’ said London-based Nomura analyst Richard Windsor Wednesday… He said Nokia is likely working on an overhaul of its s60 platform, to be ready in the second half of 2008, a move that will feature touch,” Ewing reports.
“He said Apple claims to have filed at least 200 patents relating to the touch screen user interface on the iPhone and is likely to protect them. He said Apple and Nokia would be more likely to end up in an agreement in 2009 rather than slugging it out in the courts,” Ewing reports.
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