In an effort to try and obtain compensation, Nokia has launched another court case against Apple for alleged patent violations. Currently the European company has an action before the US Trade Commisssion how this organisation has no power to award compensation; as a result, Nokia has moved to lodge a claim in a Delaware Court in the USA.
According to Reuters, Nokia filed the case at a Delaware court in the US on 29 December seeking damages for Apple’s alleged infringement of seven Nokia patents in most of its products, court documents showed.
The suit coincided with a claim filed with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over the same patents, which Nokia alleged Apple infringed in “virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers” sold.
Nokia needs the new case in Delaware to ask for damages as the ITC does not decide on financial compensation. The seven patents in the two cases relate to Nokia technology being used by Apple to create features in user interface, camera, antenna and power management technologies.
Last year, both companies launched patent infringement suits against the other.
Nokia has stumbled badly in the fast-growing smartphone sector and relative newcomer Apple has gained a lot of ground against the market leader thanks to the iPhone, but still trails Nokia in smartphones sales.