More details emerge on the Nokia vs Apple lawsuit

By on January 5, 2010
submit to reddit

Nokia’s complaints of stolen tech include ipod’s clickwheel


More concrete facts have emerged on Nokia’s complaint to the International Trade Commission about Apple. Finnish publication Taloussanomat reports that the complaint is nearly 50 pages long, and mentions several specific technologies as being stolen. These include the clickwheels on iPods, and the enlarged key icons seen when tapping on an iPhone or iPod touch’s virtual keyboard.

Other interface elements said to be copied from Nokia include highlights of web and e-mail links in messages, and the automatic shutoff of touchscreen controls when bringing a phone to the ear. Apple is also accused of breaking one patent on combining multiple camera functions on the same chip, and another relating to merging a speaker and an antenna. Both are connected in terms of space-saving measures.

Taloussanomat also reports that Nokia has plans to begin a second lawsuit against Apple, in addition to the one filed in October. The company must still contend with an Apple countersuit, which alleges that it has copied the iPhone because it cannot otherwise compete. While Nokia remains a dominant phone maker worldwide, it has lost smartphone share to companies like Apple and RIM.

Source: ipodnn

Most Read
Most Commented
Win two Toshiba AT200 tablets

This festive season Toshiba has 2 tablets to giveaway.

Win an MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard

Thanks to MSI we have an great AMD FM2 motherboard to giveaway.

Win a Nokia Asha 311

Thanks to Nokia we have a great entry-level smartphone to giveaway.