Nokia announced that it has taken action against Apple in the US and Germany, where it will seek compensation for illegal use of its patents by the company of Tim Cook. According to Finnish firm Apple has violated 32 of its patents.
Nokia's announcement makes it clear that the 2011 agreement has been reached with Apple on license covering some patents from the Nokia Technologies, but for some patents, no conclusion has been reached.
"Through our sustained investment in research and development, Nokia has created or contributed to many of the fundamental technologies used in today's mobile devices, including Apple products. After several years of negotiations trying to reach an agreement to cover Apple's use of these patents, we are now taking action to defend our rights." stated: Ilkka Rahnasto, head of Patent Business at Nokia.
So after several years of negotiations, Nokia now has filed a lawsuit against Apple in the US and Europe for a total of 32 violated patents. These technology violations include the display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding. Nokia is also in the process of filing further lawsuits in other jurisdictions.
Nokia recalls that from past 20 years it has invested over € 115 billion in research and development, and tens of thousands of its patents cover many essential technologies that are used in smartphones, tablets, personal computers and similar devices.