Back in October we reported that Nokia was filing suite against Apple, Inc. for infringing on, “patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.” Today Apple has fired back with a counter suit and a little shot across the bow from Apple’s General Council Bruce Sewell, “other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours.” We’ll stay on top of this one as it develops.
UPDATE: You can download a copy of Apple’s counter claims, all 79 pages of them, here. [PDF]
How about a little preview of what’s inside: “Long a leader in computer technology, Apple foresaw the importance of converged user-friendly mobile devices. Capitalizing upon its unique operating system, hardware, application software, services, and know-how, Apple provides its customers new products and solutions with superior ease-of-use, seamless integration, and innovative industrial design. […] In contrast, Nokia made a different business decision and remained focused on traditional mobile wireless handsets with conventional user interfaces. As a result, Nokia has rapidly lost share in the market for high-end mobile phones.”