This is in line with a series of patent spats that Apple has started with droid manufacturers, specifically Samsung wand HTC. While HTC has retorted back with some new patents that it bought from Google, Samsung is still battling it out in various continents, mainly because Apple claims Samsung is an iClone manufacturer.
It has won the case in various european countries and has completely blocked sale of the Galaxy range of devices. Now, it wants to do the same in Japan. Apple has filed the case in the Tokyo district and seeks to ban the sales of Galaxy devices and wants compensation of 100 million Yen ( around 1.3 million $ ).
It’s game on. Either Samsung should change their designs or just use the stock Android UI so that the devices don’t look the same.
Its been a long time since we heard of this battle. Nokia, the largest vendor of mobile phones has added 13 more patents to the already huge 24 patent lawsuit over Apple Inc.
Who ll win ?
This may actually go on forever since both companies are big and have enough money to hire patent lawyers for the long term.Nokia has added those 13 patents related to touch screen gestures and application stores which, it says was patented 10 years before the first iphone was even released. Well, then Nokia must sue Google too, i guess ( android market, anyone ? )
The included patents related to:
User interface, on-device app stores, antenna structures, signal noise suppression, messaging functionality, chipsets, caller ID, display illumination, integration of multiple radios, and data card functionality
And they have given a press release too, boy!, these guys shout stuff out loud. PR after the break