Nokia Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple Inc. on October 22, 2009 in Federal District Court in Delaware, for Apple’s infringement of Nokia’s ten patents for Global System for Mobile communications (GSM), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) or Third Generation Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (3G WCDMA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 for wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) standards.

In the patent suit, Nokia claimed that they have made various offers to Apple for the fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) terms and conditions of a license agreement under which each of the patents-in-suit could be licensed either individually or together with other Nokia essential patents.  However, Apple has rejected Nokia’s offers for the FRAND terms and conditions both on portfolio and on a per-patent basis and thereby refused to compensate Nokia on FRAND terms for its use of Nokia’s patent technologies, including each of the patents-in-suit.

Ilkka Rahnasto, Nokia vice-president for legal and intellectual property said that Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.

The patents-in-suit cover wireless data, speech coding, security, and encryption.  Please click the patents in the table below for more information.

U.S. Patents Title of the Invention Groups
5,802,465 Data Transmission in a Radio Telephone Network Wireless Data patents
6,359,904 Mobile Telephone Network
6,694,135 Measurement Report Transmission in a Telecommunication System
6,775,548 Access Channel for Reduced Access Delay in a Telecommunications System
7,092,672 Reporting Cell Measurement Results in a Cellular Communication System
5,862,178 Method and Apparatus for Speech Transmission in a Mobile Communications System Speech Coding patents
5,946,651 Speech Synthesizer Employing Post-Processing for Enhancing the Quality of the Synthesized Speech
6,882,727 Method of Ciphering Data Transmission in a Radio System Security and Encryption patents
7,009,940 Integrity Check in a Communication System
7,403,621 System for Ensuring Encrypted Communication After Handover