Nokia and Apple may be bringing their ongoing patent dispute before a judge in the summer of 2012, which could mean that the relationship between the firms is on hold for the foreseeable future.
Experts believe that Nokia is looking for compensation of over £900 million from Apple as part of the patent infringement suit it filed back in October 2009.
The news that Nokia and Apple will be part of a major trial in 2012 emerged after court documents were passed on to the press.
It seems that both firms have both agreed to the date and will use the intervening time to build their cases against each other.
Once the dispute arrives in court, it could be several years before a verdict is reached.
The International Trade Commission (ITC) is in the process of investigating both Nokia and Apple in the US and it will come to its own conclusions in due course.
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