Nokia isn’t laying down its sword in its patent fight with Apple just yet.
Nokia filed a second patent infringement complaint against Apple on Monday despite a Friday ruling from the International Trade Commission (ITC) which found that Apple’s products to not violate Nokia’s patents on touchscreen, power and camera technologies.
Nokia’s latest complaint alleges that virtually all of Apple’s products violate seven of its patents related to multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories.
“Apple must stop building its products using Nokia’s proprietary innovation,” said Nokia intellectual property executive Paul Melin in a statement.
Apple could not be reached for comment.
Apple filed a countersuit and an ITC complaint against Nokia alleging that Nokia’s devices violate 13 of its patents on phone cameras, antennas, user interface and power management systems. The ITC has yet to rule on that case.
With the latest ITC filing, Nokia is suing Apple for violating a total of 46 patents, some dating back to about 1997. The company’s patent fight with Apple dates back to October 2009, when Nokia filed suit against Apple.
The ITC has not yet agreed to investigate Nokia’s latest complaint.
Nokia said in a statement that it “does not agree” with the ITC’s Friday decision that Apple’s products didn’t infringe on its patents. Nokia has also filed patent lawsuits against Apple in the United States, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands. Some of those suits are on hold until the ITC’s investigation closes.
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