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Nokia and Apple continue legal battle

Nokia and Apple continue legal battle

After Apple filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (USITC) against Nokia, the Finnish manufacturer has said that it will continue to fight its position and push on with its own patent claims against Apple.

Apple has requested that the USITC investigate Nokia's use of certain mobile phone components over which the Californian firm believes it holds ownership.

Seven of Nokia's own patents are said to have been infringed by Apple according to a complaint made to the USITC in December 2009, following on from a case brought to court in October 2009 in which Nokia made claims of other infringements relating to wireless standards used by the iPhone.

A spokesperson for Nokia said that its infringed patents are" important to Nokia's success as they allow better user experience, lower manufacturing costs, smaller size and longer battery life for Nokia products".

The latest Apple countersuit has yet to be received by Nokia, but a spokesperson for the firm said that it would not relent, with further efforts made to refute the claims made against it.

It was also announced that any subsequent complaints made by Apple did not "alter the fact that Apple has failed to agree appropriate terms for using Nokia technology and has been seeking a free ride on Nokia's innovation since it shipped the first iPhone in 2007."

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