Apple countersues Nokia

Apple Online StoreResponding 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, in the press release.

Source: Apple Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: Game on.

20 Comments

  1. It looks like IP patents are fast becoming a leading problem in industry in general, and more so in the the computer and tech industries.

    I think there needs to be some kind of summit or committee to lay some ground rules or guidance and create some kind of effective enforcement for such rules. It will not be good if this is left to governments and courts.

    The MDN word is required.

  2. Just think of how much money is wasted on lawyers and court fees because of IP patents, rewarding companies who do nothing but collect extortion fees from their IP portfolio. Perhaps the whole concept of IP patents is fundamentally flawed? Shouldn’t we reward companies who actually make compelling products (which isn’t easy), instead of rewarding them for collecting royalty money on basic ideas?

  3. This is not fighting. This is stealing. Each is attempting to sell something the other has rights too. Courts are the perfect place for this. Plus it is perfect for Apple to spend considerable resource protecting their IP plus defending something that they were maybe not supposed to do. This will all end in a PR release that the sides have settled and worked out a mutually agreed amicable arrangement.

    Not a fight, stealing. Big difference. The fight is because of the stealing.

  4. As I said when the Nokia’s suit was announced this is a classic attempt to try to get access to Apple patents to help Nokia compete where others cant, in effect a survival plan in the new smartphone world. I said then that Apple would not loosen its grip on its unique patents to a competitor, especially through blackmail. This is just the bluff being called.

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