Told Apple had not violated 5 of its patents, Nokia filed a complaint about 7 more
Four days after an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission in Washington made an initial determination that Apple was not — as Nokia claimed — in violation of five Nokia patents, the Finnish cellphone giant was back in court.
This time, the company alleges that Apple in “virtually all of its” products has violated seven Nokia patents “in the areas of multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories.” (Press release here.)
Tuesday’s filing was the latest in an epic intellectual property battle that began in late 2009 and has since grown to include as many as 75 patents in seven legal venues. On Sunday, FOSS Patents‘ Florian Mueller, who has been tracking the cases from the start, published the chart above showing the battlelines as of Friday’s ruling and suggested that the dispute at the ITC could end up in a “goalless draw” in which neither side wins.
In an update filed Tuesday he writes:
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