Apple sued by Nokia: Do they have an app for that?

Espoo, Finland — Nokia has filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in Delaware, alleging that Apple’s iPhone infringes ten Nokia patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.

Nokia states that it has created one of the broadest patent portfolios in the wireless communications industry, investing more than EUR 40 billion in research and development over the past two decades, including intellectual property related to patents in this suit.

Nokia has already entered into license agreements, including these patents, with approximately 40 companies that encompass nearly all leading mobile device vendors.

The ten patents in this suit are related to technologies that are fundamental to making devices that are compatible with one or more of the GSM, UMTS (3G WCDMA) and wireless LAN standards, said Nokia. The patents cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption, which Nokia said are infringed by all Apple iPhone models shipped since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.