The International Trade Commission will have first dibs on deciding whether Nokia (NYSE: NOK) or Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) are infringing on each others’ patents, a federal judge has decided.
Yesterday, a Judge in Delaware agreed to put the patent claims between Apple and Nokia on hold, pending a resolution before the ITC, reports AP. But just because the lawsuit has been put on hold, doesn’t mean that the fight is over. Nokia has asked the ITC to consider banning imports of Apple products, including the MacBook and iPhone. The ITC hears cases involving imports that allegedly infringe on intellectual property rights, and then facilitates a resolution.