Nokia sues Apple in UK

New complaints as legal battle ramps up

Claims that Espoo was behind touchscreen tech used in iPhone as war of words hots up.

The legal squabbling between Nokia and Apple shows no sign of abating, with the Finnish phone maker yesterday filing lawsuits here in the UK, as well as in Germany and the Netherlands.

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Nokia is accusing Apple of breaking 13 patents, in addition to 24 others about which it is has already filed lawsuits across the pond in the US.

The Finns claim that they are behind tech including, “…using a wiping gesture on a touch screen to navigate content, or enabling access to constantly changing services with an on-device app store, both filed more than ten years before the launch of the iPhone”.

Apple is already suing Nokia here in Blighty, with these further claims expected to push both sides towards a hefty out-of-court settlement. Either way, it seems there’s no love lost between ailing giant Nokia and the hard-hitting Apple.

Via Electronista