Nokia has opened new fronts in Europe in its patent war with
iPhone maker Apple, launching lawsuits in Germany and the
Nokia today announced that it has filed claims in the UK High
Court, Dusseldorf and Mannheim District Courts in Germany and the
District Court of the Hague, Netherlands, alleging that Apple
infringes Nokia patents in many of its products sold in these
countries, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
"These actions add 13 further Nokia patents to the 24 already
asserted against Apple in the US International Trade Commission
and the Delaware and Wisconsin Federal courts," said Paul Melin,
vice president, Intellectual Property at Nokia. "The Nokia
inventions protected by these patents include several which
enable compelling user experiences. For example, using a wiping
gesture on a touch screen to navigate content, or enabling access
to constantly changing services with an on-device app store, both
filed more than ten years before the launch of the iPhone."
Nokia's filing in the UK covers 4 Nokia patents related to touch
user interface, on-device app stores, signal noise suppression
and modulator structures.
Nokia's filing in Dusseldorf, Germany covers 7 Nokia patents
related to touch user interface, antenna structures, messaging
functionality and chipsets.
Nokia's filing in Mannheim, Germany covers 5 Nokia patents
related to on-device app stores, caller ID, display illumination
and the integration of multiple radios.
Nokia's filing in the Hague, Netherlands covers 2 Nokia patents
related to signal noise suppression and data card functionality.
None of the asserted patents have been declared essential to any
wireless communication standard.