Nope, Apple is not about to take all the beating like a sitting duck in this patent battle against Nokia.
A little less than two months after Nokia sued Apple for infringement of 10 patents, the Cupertino company fights back by counter-suing Nokia for infringing 13 Apple-owned patents, including patents for real-time signal processing methods to list scrolling and document translation, scaling and rotation on a touch-screen display.
Rotation on a Touch-Screen Display - A patent owned by Apple
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"Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours," said Bruce Sewell, Apple's general counsel, in a statement last Friday. Definitely short and sweet reply to Nokia's earlier statement, which goes:
"The basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for. Apple is also expected to follow this principle. By refusing to agree to appropriate terms for Nokia's intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia's innovation," shared Ilkka Rahnasto, Vice-President of Nokia's Legal and Intellectual Property department.