Nokia has been around for nearly 100 years, but it seems to be taking the world by storm with its patent portfolio.
In recent years, the company has launched several high-profile lawsuits against big players, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and more, but its patent history is also well-known.
In 2016, Nokia was named one of Fortune 100 companies, and the Finnish firm is also one of the world’s top patent owners by revenue.
Nokia recently filed a lawsuit against Apple, asking the U.S. Federal Court to block the iPhone maker’s new operating system from launching on the iPhone.
According to the company, Apple is infringing on nine patents, including three for a method of accessing the iPhone’s data and data management, three for an alternative method of transferring data, and three for methods of encrypting data.
In the patent infringement lawsuit, Nokia argues that Apple is using the patents to circumvent licensing terms, and is abusing its monopoly power to lock out competitors.
The company’s lawyers say that the new operating software violates its patents, but Apple counters that the patents are valid.
The lawsuit is one of several in recent months in which the U,S.
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has sided with Nokia, with Judge Richard Posner ruling that Nokia’s lawsuit against the iPhone manufacturer was valid.
(Read our Q&A with Posner here.)
Nokia has filed a number of similar lawsuits against Apple.
Nokia filed a patent infringement suit against Microsoft in the same year, and it has also filed multiple suits against Google, Google’s Android partner, over Android.
Apple has been the biggest target of Nokia’s lawsuits, with some of the lawsuits alleging that Apple has stolen key aspects of its design and patents, as well as illegally selling Android devices.
But there’s a reason that Apple hasn’t gone after Nokia.
Apple was granted the first patent on the “Apple Pencil,” which is the most valuable of the company’s patents.
That’s because the device was originally designed for the Apple iPad, which is why Apple originally decided not to patent it.
But that decision is no longer in effect, and Apple has gone after other Apple-related patents, too.
As for Apple’s iPhone, Nokia has gone to great lengths to defend the device, even suing Samsung over its Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, which uses the iPhone in its design.
The case against Apple is the first of several Nokia lawsuits against the company in recent years.
In 2018, Nokia sued Google, alleging that the search giant stole a lot of its technology and patents.
And in 2018, the Finnish company filed a similar patent infringement case against Microsoft.
But in both cases, the cases were ultimately dismissed by the courts, because the courts ruled that Nokia didn’t have standing to sue.
The same year that Nokia filed its patent infringement lawsuits against Google and Microsoft, Nokia announced it would build its own smartphone.
The smartphone will be called Nokia N9, and Nokia says it will compete directly with Samsung and Apple, and will cost around $250 more than the iPhone X.