Nokia sues Apple for iPhone patent infringement

Nokia has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming the US firm has infringed ten Nokia patents.

Nokia sues Apple for iPhone patent infringement

The patents – filed in the US state of Delaware – relate to technologies fundamental for devices using GSM, UMTS and/or local area network (LAN) standards, Nokia says.

The patents cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption and are infringed by all Apple iPhone models shipped since the device was introduced in 2007, Nokia claims.

“By refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia’s intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation,” Ilkka Rahnasto, vice president for legal and intellectual property at Nokia, says in a statement.

Apple shares briefly dipped as a result of the news.

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