Nokia asks court to bar Apple’s imports of Macs, iPhones, iPods into U.S.

Run Windows on Mac OS X with no reboot!“Nokia last week asked a federal court to block Apple from importing virtually any of Apple’s current hardware into the U.S., including the iPhone, iPod and Mac lines,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.

“The lawsuit — the second Nokia has filed against Apple in the patent war that broke out last October — is nearly identical to the complaint the Finnish phone manufacturer filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Dec. 29,” Keizer reports. “In that complaint, Nokia also demanded that Apple be barred from bringing ‘all of Apple’s electronic devices that infringe one or more claims of the Asserted Patents’ into the U.S.”

Keizer reports, “Nokia has not, however, filed a motion specifically asking the court to slap an injunction on Apple’s hardware sales. The case has not yet been assigned a judge.”

“The lawsuit claimed that virtually every major piece of hardware Apple sells infringes one or more of the seven patents,” Keizer reports. “The complete list includes the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS smart phones; the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod classic music players; the iMac, Mac mini and Mac Pro desktops; and the MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: One thing’s for sure: Nokia does desperation far better than they do smartphones.


  1. Nokia needs to look up DESPERATION in the dictionary.

    desperation |ˌdespəˈrā sh ən|
    a state of despair, typically one that results in rash or extreme behavior : she wrote to him in desperation.

    her family failed to see her state of desperation: hopelessness, despair, distress; anguish, agony, torment, misery, wretchedness; discouragement, disheartenment.

  2. The American system of justice, of which they are so proud, shows its weak side again. There still is a chance, though, that some judge may throw this out and not waste money, but just the fact that Nokia figured it could file a lawsuit as preposterous as this one states clearly that you can sue anyone for just about anything in the US, and in almost all cases, get your day in court, courtesy of the US taxpayer.

    The barrier to entry really should be higher. This is just absurd.

  3. A Finnish company is banning a US company from shipping its personal property into the US. I wonder if there are any similar restrictions on selling Nokia products. (you know… besides quality.)

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