>> It no longer makes handsets after sending that part of the business to Microsoft two years ago. But, Finnish firm, Nokia, still has patents to protect. In what looks like a tit for tat spat, Nokia has accused Apple for violating 32 patents including interfaces, software and video coding technology.
And it's taking legal action. It comes a day after Apple also took legal action against Acacia Research Corp and Conversant Intellectual Property Management. Apple says they colluded with Nokia to unfairly extract and extort exorbitant revenues. Nokia handsets once dominated the global market but it was slow to transition to small phones.
Leaving the way clear for Apple with the iPhone in 2007. Nokia is now looking to re-enter the handset market. It signed a 10 year licensing deal with HMD after they bought Nokia's feature phone business from Microsoft earlier this year. Nokia plans to introduce a number of new smartphones models sometime next year.