Apple has filed a lawsuit against Nokia, alleging copyright infringement of its patents in the United Kingdom.
The Cupertino-based consumer electronics giant has filed charges of copyright infringement against Nokia in a UK court following legal proceedings in the United States, where Nokia sued Apple over similar charges, reports Bloomberg Business Week.
According to Reuters, Apple has further intensified the legal hassle between the two leading mobile makers that has raged since the two locked horns in October last year.
“This is an unsurprising development, which seems designed to put pressure on the ongoing dialogue between both companies. It changes nothing in the fundamentals of the matter, which are rooted in Apple’s refusal to respect Nokia’s intellectual property,” said the spokesman for Nokia immediately after Apple filed the case in the High Court of Justice Chancery Division.
The legal battle started when Nokia filed a lawsuit against Apple for infringing upon at least 10 of its patents in the iPhone, and demanded royalty payments.