Apple has been in and out of courts for some time now, mostly by their own doing, but it isn’t over just yet.
Today a report was released that states that Nokia will be suing Apple for breaching a total of 32 of their technology patents, which have been filed three courts in Germany and another in Texas.
In the filing, Nokia claims that Apple has breached their patents for displays, user interfaces, software, antennas, chipsets and video coding.
Nokia said the following about it:
“Since agreeing a license covering some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011, Apple has declined subsequent offers made by Nokia to license other of its patented inventions which are used by many of Apple’s products.”
This comes after Apple kicked off legal action against Acacia Research and Conversant Intellectual Property Management, alleging they had conspired with Nokia to extort money from Apple.
Between 2008 and 2011 the two were also in another legal battle over the patents for the technology that they had used in their mobile phones, but this battle was soon settled, with Apple making a one-off payment to solve it and agreeing to pay further royalty payments in order to use Nokia’s technology.
We don’t know how this most recent patent dispute will end but we will be sure to keep you updated about it.