Nokia Sues Apple Again…. Fourth Time The Charm?

For those of you keeping score at home (but if you’re not, here’s a link to what’s happened so far), Nokia is suing Apple for the fourth time for patent infringement. I guess that three times wasn’t enough or something. In a press release, Nokia said the following:

The patents in question relate to technologies for enhanced speech and data transmission, using positioning data in applications and innovations in antenna configurations that improve performance and save space, allowing smaller and more compact devices. These patented innovations are important to Nokia’s success as they allow improved product performance and design.

Here’s the interesting part: Nokia’s filed this one in the Western District of Wisconsin. The idea being that a decision might come down in a year or so. I wonder why they’re doing that? What’s also interesting is that they’re clearly targeting the following technologies:

  • The Apps Store
  • Turn-by-turn navigation and mapping

In any case, I will wait patiently wait for the Apple countersuit that will surely appear shortly.

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