Back in October, cell phone giant Nokia slapped Apple with a lawsuit alleging infringement of its wireless standard patents. Now, Apple is fighting back with a countersuit in what they call a “response” to Nokia’s legal action.
In Apple's 10-K annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that was posted yesterday, it notes that Apple plans to "Vigorously" defend itself from a lawsuit filed last week by Nokia. Nokia is claiming infringement of different cellular and Wi-Fi patents by Apple's iPhone.
It was only a few days ago we discussed how the iPhone was growing in its third place status, but still lagged behind Research in Motion's Blackberry and Nokia's smartphones globally. In smaller markets, though, the picture is a little different.