Nokia has alleged that Apple infringed on more Nokia patents in just about all of their products, and we know this from their latest complaint filed with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). Just how large is the scope? We’re talking about the iPhone, Apple’s extensive collection of portable media players, the iPad and its successor as well as Apple’s famous clean cut computers, be they notebooks or desktops. It seems that seven Nokia patents in the new complaint are being used by Apple to develop key features in its products, especially in the areas of multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories. This means there are 46 Nokia patents in the suit against Apple, with many of those being filed over 10 years before Apple made its first iPhone. How do you think this will pan out? We expect it to be a long and drawn out affair, and hopefully Nokia will still be there as a company by the time the dust settles.
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