Nokia filed new obvious transgression lawsuits opposite Apple on Thursday, a day after it weighed in on a chartering brawl with a association by filing claims in Germany and a U.S.
On Wednesday, a Finland-based mobile network businessman filed lawsuits in 3 German courts and dual lawsuits in a Texas court, leveling transgression claims opposite Apple on a widely used H.264 video codec and other technologies. Those suits cover 32 of Nokia’s patents.
Nokia’s first turn of lawsuits came after Apple filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Nokia of operative with obvious avowal firms Acacia Research and Conversant Intellectual Property Management to “extract and extract unreasonable revenues foul and anticompetitively” from Apple and other smartphone makers.
On Thursday, Nokia announced new lawsuits opposite Apple, with 40 patents lonesome in a claims filed this week. The company’s new lawsuits were filed in Finland, a U.K., Italy, Sweden, Spain, a Netherlands, France, Hong Kong, and Japan.
In addition, Nokia has filed a censure opposite Apple with a U.S. International Trade Commission, that has a energy to bar a importation of products to a U.S. if they are found to transgress patents. The USITC censure covers 8 patents.
Some of a disputes revolve around promises by Nokia to permit some H.264 technologies on reasonable and nondiscriminatory (RAND) terms. Nokia has indicted Apple of refusing to negotiate for licenses for some H.264 technologies, while Apple has indicted Nokia of violating RAND promises.
Apple products regulating a H.264 video codec embody a iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch, Macs, and Apple TV, Nokia pronounced in a censure filed Wednesday in Texas.
Other Nokia patents in a lawsuits are associated to displays, user interfaces, software, antennas, and chipsets.