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Lame Nokia Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement

This sort of crap is one of the reasons why allowing standards to feature patents is utter stupidity:

Nokia is suing Apple over the iPhone, claiming patent infringement for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.

Nokia licenses these technologies to other companies but says Apple has not paid for the right to use them ever.

Ilkka Rahnasto, Nokia’s VP Legal & Intellectual Property, says in a release, “By refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia’s intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.”