Nokia launches 13 new patent complaints at Apple

Finnish phone firm Nokia has fired off 13 new patent complaints against Apple, bringing its total number of claims over disputed technologies against the computer maker to 24.

Nokia filed its latest whines with courts in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Apple has filed complaints of its own against Nokia in the UK and US.

Apple is also suing Motororola, HTC and other makers of phones running Android. Just to make life more interesting Motorola is suing Microsoft over phone technology. There's more out there, but to be honest who gives a damn.

The litigation bills all make the phones we buy more expensive. Bung them all in jail, we say, and be done with it!