Reuters just reported that Apple has sued Nokia in Britain, extending their patent disagreements outside the US. Their legal battle started last October when Nokia sued Apple in the United States. A spokesman for Nokia said the recent claims are based on patents already in suit between the two companies in the US.
The battle quieted down in the last few months, but Apple certainly doesn’t want it to die down. Nokia said in October that Apple owed it royalties for using Nokia technology that allows such basic mobile tasks as sending email or downloading applications. Apple countersued, saying Nokia is infringing on Apple patents. Reuters said a spokesman for Apple in Britain was not immediately available for comment.