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Apple stops sale Withings-gadgets Nokia-lawsuit

Apple stops sale Withings-gadgets Nokia-lawsuit

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Apple has all the Withtings-products from its Apple Stores removed after parent company Nokia earlier this week several lawsuits against Apple filed.

Nokia harnessed earlier this week several lawsuits against Apple. As a response, Apple has all Nokia products-subsidiary of Withings out of his Apple Stores met, reports MacRumors.

It is not the first time that Apple products of litigating competitors out of its stores. In 2014 complained audiobedrijf Bose Apple for use of its patents in Beats headphones. During the lawsuit were Bose headphones at Apple not available for purchase.

Withings makes more gezondheidsgadgets, and was in april of this year, Nokia acquired for 170 million euro. Nokia is developing since 2013, no mobile phone, when the mobile arm by Microsoft, was acquired.

Fight for patents

That acquisition is also behind the conflict between Apple and Nokia. The two have argued about the licensing that Apple has patents of Nokia.

The 32 Nokia patents in question go about schermtechnieken user interface, software, antennas, chips and video encoding. When Nokia still phones made was Apple that standaardpatenten for a lower rate get, a usual arrangement between telefoonmakers.

Now Nokia, however, no phones makes more, the company wants more money for the patents. Apple denies that, and stopped the negotiations with Nokia to the right stepped.

Apple tensed after a mededingingszaak against Nokia, as the Finnish company, according to Apple would work with patenttrollen. Such companies manage patents that they themselves do not actively use, but other companies do. Then complain to those companies for large sums of money.

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