Because Nokia And Apple Aren't In Enough Patent Lawsuits...

from the let's-add-some-more dept

Ah, the patent nuclear war in action. After Apple roundly destroyed Nokia's reputation as being the leading innovator when it came to smartphones, Nokia got petulant and sued Apple for patent infringement. In response, in typical patent nuclear war fashion, Apple turned around and sued Nokia back for patent infringement. Nokia's response? Find some more patents and sue again and also use the ITC loophole to get two shots at Apple with the same patents. And why stop there? Now that there's an iPad on the market, Nokia has sued Apple yet again for patent infringement. Isn't it great to see how two companies compete in the courtroom rather than the marketplace? Just like the creators of the patent system intended...

Filed Under: ipad, patents
Companies: apple, nokia

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    Josef, 10 May 2010 @ 5:07am

    Teach the USPTO a lesson

    I think the system should teach itself a lesson. A court should give an injunction to both companies so that none of the products under suspicion of infringement could be sold until the suits are resolved.

    I'm willing to bet a settlement would be reached in hours.... OR both companies would suspend sales in a game of corporate chicken and the secondary market for their products would benefit.

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