Em outubro, a Nokia processou a Apple por violar 10 patentes. Hoje, a Apple está processando a Nokia, e esnobando a empresa finlandesa com esta insinuação:

"Outras empresas devem competir conosco inventando as próprias tecnologias, não só roubando as nossas." Este foi o único pronunciamento oficial da Apple que ouvimos sobre o assunto, feito por Bruce Sewell, conselheiro-geral e vice-presidente sênior da Apple.

A Apple está processando a Nokia por violar 13 patentes. Três a mais que a Nokia. E é difícil imaginar a Nokia contra-atacando com menos de 18 violações agora.

Apple Countersues Nokia

CUPERTINO, California-December 11, 2009-Responding to a lawsuit brought against the company by Nokia, Apple® today filed a countersuit claiming that Nokia is infringing 13 Apple patents.

"Other companies must compete with us by inventing their own technologies, not just by stealing ours," said Bruce Sewell, Apple’s General Counsel and senior vice president.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.