Apple Countersues Nokia…. Let The War Begin

Frequent readers might recall that Nokia slapped Apple with a patent infringement lawsuit not to long ago. Well “The Steve” has decided to send forth the iLawyers to fight this. And fight they will as this document [Warning: PDF] was filed this morning that announces that they will be suing Nokia for infringing upon 13 Apple patents. Oh, here’s a really cool quote from this document that sums up why Apple is doing this:

As Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s executive Vice President and General Manager of Multimedia, stated at Nokia’s GoPlay event in 2007 when asked about the similarities of Nokia’s new offerings to the already released iPhone:”[i]f there is something good in the world, we copy with pride.” True to this quote, Nokia has demonstrated its willingness to copy Apple’s iPhone ideas as well as Apple’s basic computing technologies, all while demanding Apple pay for access to Nokia’s purported standards essential patent.

Oh Snap! I guess that proves that you have to be careful about what you say because someone might call you on it.

In any case now that a full-on war has broken out, you can fully expect this to get VERY ugly for years to come.

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