If you can’t beat ‘em…Sue ‘em. Nokia vs. Apple.

by Mike
Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 am

While Nokia would like us to believe they own a plethora of the technologies that make the iPhone what it is, their latest lawsuit against Cupertino instead comes off looking more like a last ditch effort by a company who has failed to make anything exciting (save for the N900) at any point in recent memory. You know the old saying: “If you can’t beat ‘um…sue ‘um”. Based on the poorly constructed copyright system we have here in the states, Nokia claims Apple infringes on GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN standards. Wow. As if that isn’t so mind numbingly general…

More specifically however, the suit alleges that Apple is stealing information relating to wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption on mobile devices. Apparently, these technologies are licensed from Nokia by a rather large number of manufacturers throughout the world. A list that Apple refuses to join. Could it be because the patents are too overly general and essentially useless? Perhaps. I’m not a patent whiz so if someone would like to clear it up a bit it would be much appreciated. In the spirit of a good jovial atmosphere, let’s take a poll: Will Apple (A) Settle or (B) fight them in court? Leave it below in the comments.

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