Nokia accuses Apple of violating 32 of its patents


Finnish company filed lawsuits against the iPhone maker in Germany and the US. Technologies in dispute include H.264 video codec.

Nokia sued Apple in Germany and the US, claiming that the Cupertino company violated 32 of its patents, including the widely used H.264 video codec.

The patent infringement lawsuits filed in the courts of Dusseldorf and Munich in Germany and the court in Texas cover patents related to screens, user interfaces, software, antennas, chipsets and video coding, Nokia said this week .

Nokia is planning to file more lawsuits in other jurisdictions, the company said in a statement.

The eight patents covered in the Texas lawsuit are related to the H.264 video standard endorsed by the International Telecommunication Union, Nokia’s action points out. A second process in Texas on a variety of other technologies.

Apple products that use the H.264 video codec include iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch, Macs and Apple TV, according to Nokia.

“Despite all the advantages Apple has taken advantage of, Apple has always refused to make an agreement with Nokia to license H.264 patents on reasonable terms,” ​​Nokia’s lawyers said. “Dozens of companies have licensed Nokia’s patents to use in their products … However, Apple refuses to pay Nokia the set royalty fees.”

Until the closing of the report, Apple had not responded to a request for comment on the subject for PC World of the USA.

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