In what can be seen as a big move, Nokia along with Alcatel Lucent has filed an infringement case for violation of 32 patents on Apple in US and Germany. This is the very first time that some other tech giant have their own take on Apple for patent rights. Although Apple did sue Samsung for patent infringement in 2010.
Nokia describes the legal case as violation for “32 patents in suit across all of the actions, covering technologies such as display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding." The lawsuit accuses almost all versions of iPhones from iPhone 7 right to iPhone 3GS for infringing Nokia patents.If Nokia wins the patent lawsuit, this will mean that apple might have to give Nokia a huge amount of money on the ground of patent violation on sales of many biggies like Apple iPhone 7.
Nokia made their intentions very clear in this statement from IIkka Rahnasto, head of patent business at Nokia in this statement "Through our sustained investment in research and development, Nokia has created or contributed to many of the fundamental technologies used in today’s mobile devices, including Apple products. After several years of negotiations trying to reach agreement to cover Apple’s use of these patents, we are now taking action to defend our rights."
Apple earlier this month lost a case to Samsung in the U.S. Supreme Court. As a retaliation Apple has also filed an anti-trust case against Acacia Research Corporation indirectly targeting Nokia for the use of patent assertion entities to mint money. Copyright violations include use of Siri in iOS 10 , which violates a patent registered under Alcatel Lucent.