After Nokia instigated a lawsuit against Apple amid claims that the Californian firm had violated several of its copyrighted technologies without proper recognition or licensing, Apple has returned the favour with its own lawsuit making similar allegations.
According to Apple's new suit, Nokia is currently violating a total of 13 patents relating to technology that is currently in use within the iPhone.
The majority are centred around the operating of the touchscreen interface in relation to scrolling, scaling and rotation and Apple hopes that the court will throw out Nokia's suit which it claims is unfair.
A spokesperson for Apple said that its competitors would have to create their own methods for emulating Apple's success rather than resorting to wholesale patent infringement by copying current Apple technologies.
Apple also continues to deny Nokia's assertion that it is infringing on several patents held by the hitherto dominant mobile manufacturer. Apple is currently the highest profile target of Nokia's campaign which outlines ten common mobile technologies over which it claims ownership and for which other manufacturers would require a license if they wish to reproduce them in their own mobile phones.
Both sides are seeking remuneration to cover the cost of their legal fees as well as compensation for any of their technologies that they believe have been used unlawfully.
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