Nokia (NYSE:NOK) filed a fresh complaint against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that Apple is infringing on seven new Nokia patents in virtually all of Apple's mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers. Nokia's new complaint comes days after an ITC judge ruled that Apple was not infringing on five of Nokia's patents.
The seven new patents relate to the areas of multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality and the use of Bluetooth accessories, Nokia said in a statement.
"Our latest ITC filing means we now have 46 Nokia patents in suit against Apple, many filed more than 10 years before Apple made its first iPhone," Paul Melin, Nokia's vice president of intellectual property, said in a statement. "Nokia is a leading innovator in technologies needed to build great mobile products and Apple must stop building its products using Nokia's proprietary innovation."
An Apple spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The two companies have been locked in a legal battle since October 2009, and have filed patent-infringement suits against each other at the ITC and in federal court. Nokia also has filed suits against Apple in the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands.
The ITC judge's ruling in favor of Apple, which came on March 25, will be reviewed by the six-member commission, which can block the importation of products that violate U.S. patents. A different judge is reviewing a separate case in which Apple claims Nokia is violating its patents. A ruling on that issue is expected by June 24.
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