The Legal Battle Between Apple And Nokia Heats Up

The ongoing legal wars between Nokia and Apple are heating up. Nokia is slapping Apple with another lawsuit, this time alleging that Apple’s iPhone and iPad 3G products infringe five Nokia patents. The complaint was filed in the Federal District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin.

Nokia is alleging that Apple is infringing patents that “relate to technologies for enhanced speech and data transmission, using positioning data in applications and innovations in antenna configurations that improve performance and save space, allowing smaller and more compact devices.”

In October of 2009, Nokia took Apple to court over alleged patent infringement for technology related to its GSM, UMTS, and WiFi “standards”. You can read a detailed report here. Apple then countersued Nokia, alleging a patent holdup.

It’s unclear how much grounding this lawsuit has but it’s sure to annoy Apple, who is embroiled in a patent lawsuit against HTC.