NEW YORK â€“Â Apple Inc. over theÂ , saying almost all of the company’s other products also violate the Finnish phone maker’s patents.. is broadening a legal dispute it already has withÂ
Nokia said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint againstÂ Apple with the , alleging Apple’s iPhone, iPods and computers all violate Nokia’sÂ intellectual property rights.
At issue are key features found in Apple products, including aspects of user interface, cameras, antenna andÂ power management technologies, Nokia said. The company claims that the technologies in question help cut manufacturing costs, reduce gadget size and prolong battery life.
A household name in Asia and Europe, Nokia is a smaller player in the United States, where its smart phones face tough competition from Apple’s iPhone andÂ Research in Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry devices.Â Nokia, the world’s largestÂ cell phone maker, has cautioned that its own market share volume, currently at some 38 percent, would be flat next year.
The company, which is based inÂ Espoo, Finland, has already sued Apple inÂ U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Del., over the massively popular iPhone, claiming it infringes on 10 of its patents related to phone calls and Wi-Fi access.