Apple sues Nokia in UK over touchscreen scrolling patent infringement

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac“Apple Inc., maker of the iPad tablet and iPhone, sued Nokia Oyj in the U.K. over claims that one of the Finnish company’s European patents for scrolling technology on touch-screen handsets is invalid,” Erik Larson reports for Bloomberg.

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“The lawsuit, filed yesterday in the High Court in London, challenges one of seven Nokia patents asserted against Apple in a September 2010 lawsuit in Dusseldorf, Germany, Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant said today in an e-mail,” Larson reports. “Apple has earlier sued Espoo, Finland-based Nokia in the U.S. and U.K., and claims the company is trying to use the courts to force access to Apple’s iPhone technology.”

Larson reports, “The case is Apple Inc. v. Nokia Corp., HC11C00093, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division (London).”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]

10 Comments

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  2. wouldn’t been a good idea if Apple had license a number of things before going public with the iPhone in 07…

    in the end… Apple still wins because the users end up paying for an iPhone and the apps when a cheaper smart phone is available.

    the CDMA thing is huge… China, Korea, India, etc… Hundreds of Millions….

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