This is one slugfest sure to carry on into 2010. Nokia yesterday requested an investigation against Apple with U.S. regulator the International Trade Commission. This is the biggest complaint yet in a legal dispute between the two companies, which started when the two failed to reach agreement in mobile licensing negotiations earlier this year and has resulted in both sides filing suits against each other in U.S. Courts.
In this latest filing with ITC, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) alleges that “Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) infringes Nokia patents in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers.”
“While our litigation in Delaware is about Apple’s attempt to free-ride on the back of Nokia investment in wireless standards, the ITC case