Nokia develops technology, Apple uses without permission, Nokia sues Apple

A Nokia press release appeared in my inbox this morning that kind of surprised me. Apparently, Nokia is suing Apple in a Delaware court over ten patents related to GSM, UMTS, and WLAN standards that Nokia states they established after investing more than EUR 40 billion in R&D over the last 20 years. Nokia stated that they have successfully entered into license agreements including these patents with approximately 40 companies, including virtually all the leading mobile device vendors, allowing the industry to benefit from Nokia’s innovation. Thus, it seems like Apple doesn’t want to acknowledge that Nokia created some technology they need for the iPhone and may be thumbing their nose at Nokia.

The iPhone is extremely successful here in the US and Apple’s UI was quite innovate when it launched a couple of years ago. However, they can’t play the smartphone game with everyone else if they don’t follow the standard principles and need to buck up. Given that all the leading mobile device vendors already have licensing agreements with Nokia, I imagine the court will order Apple to also make a deal or face the consequences.

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16 Comments to Nokia develops technology, Apple uses without permission, Nokia sues Apple

[...] sibling site NokiaExperts.com brings word that Nokia is suing Apple in Delware court. Why-for?… ten patents related to GSM, [...]

ej victor
October 22, 2009

Yeah Multi-Touch on nokia…comming soon! This is a play by Nokia to cross license Apple IP. Puts Apple in a hard place since it erodes the uniqueness of the Apple platform or they have pay lots of $$$ and cease and desist

Neil
October 22, 2009

Normally I’d say something like if you can’t beat them, sue them….but it sounds like Nokia actually has a case. I’m guess we’ll see some cross licensing deal in place before long and not a monitory one.

[...] sibling site NokiaExperts.com brings word that Nokia is suing Apple in Delaware court. [...]

[...] sibling site NokiaExperts.com brings word that Nokia is suing Apple in Delaware court. [...]

[...] sibling site NokiaExperts.com brings word that Nokia is suing Apple in Delaware court. [...]

[...] sibling site NokiaExperts.com brings word that Nokia is suing Apple in Delaware court. [...]

[...] sibling site NokiaExperts.com brings word that Nokia is suing Apple in Delaware court. [...]

Bablo57
October 23, 2009

I use the Nokia N95 phone. This phone is practically antiquated when compared with the Apple iphone, to which I am thinking of switcing. First off, you couldn’t even load a bible on the N95 platform, when it comes preloaded with the apple!!

Nokia is caught in a time warp and needs to get real.

Jejoma
October 23, 2009

Call me thick but I cannot see how coming preloaded with a Bible is actually relevent in terms of worldwide marketing. Unless things have changed I could equally say that the iPhone does not come with a Microsoft Office compatible program.

manu
October 23, 2009

i couldnt care less if it comes with a bible or not.

Matthew Miller
October 23, 2009

Jejoma, I think you meant to comment on another post I made regarding apps I would like to see. I never said that the Bible should be preloaded on the device, just available as a 3rd party app I would like to see. It is all about choice and I am sure all those things we want will be coming to the N900 eventually.

VeeBee
October 23, 2009

Apple can make all the money they need to pay Nokia if only they UNLOCK the iPhone and sell it worldwide, especially in Finland!!

[...] to us with a nice perspective by Matthew from Nokia Experts and an official press release, is the news that Nokia is suing Apple over technologies like GSM and [...]

[...] Nokia develops technology, Apple uses without permission, Nokia sues Apple [...]

[...] sibling site NokiaExperts.com brings word that Nokia is suing Apple in Delware court. [...]

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