The tit-for-tat continued yesterday as Apple lawyers fired back at Nokia over the patent portfolio dispute by asking the ITC to ban all imports of Nokia phones to the US. This follows Nokia’s attempt to do the same to Apple.
The dispute originated when Nokia demanded that Apple share its iPhone patents to gain broad access to Nokia’s portfolio. Apple, unwilling to do so, didn’t follow the industry in licensing Nokia’s patents. The dispute has been escalating ever since.
Nokia gave a typical rebuttal:
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