Updated: Amid Apple Patent Fight, Nokia Wins GSM Case, Files For Bendyphone


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Nokia (NYSE: NOK) may still be trading patent blow-for-blows with Apple in the U.S., but in Europe it’s won a patent case that may strengthen its resolve against Cupertino…

The UK High Court has ruled in its favour, Nokia tells us (and Reuters), declaring invalid patents EP 540 808 (UK) and EP 1 186 189 (UK), held by German intellectual property license holder IPCom. Nokia’s spokesperson tells us…

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Oddly – this seems to strengthen Apple’s position (at first sight without any details).

I have not seen Apple’s list of patent infringement claims against Nokia, but their defense against Nokia’s claims is precisely fair use. It appears – at least superficially – that in this case Nokia is arguing Apple’s points.

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