Nokia Says Apple Has No Patents To Back Up Its Nano-SIM Standards

Posted on Mar 27 2012 - 11:18am by Editorial Staff

We earlier reported that battle between Apple and its rival smartphone maker has broken out over the next generation nano-SIM standard – the future of SIM card – where Apple is seeking to lead its way with the approval from European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Over on this, the Finnish mobile maker giant Nokia, pointing out that why its own proposal would be better from its rival for consumers and be able to withstand usage.

But today, Nokia spokesman said that, Apple’s royalty-free nano-SIM is an empty promise, because the company doesn’t have any essential patents related to its nano-SIM proposal. The Cupertino company which had said it will offered “an unequivocal commitment to grant royalty-free licenses to any Apple patents essential to nano-SIM” according to a letter from Apple to the ETSI. “We are not aware of any Apple Intellectual Property which it considers essential to its nano-SIM proposal. In light of this, Apple’s proposal for royalty-free licensing seems no more than an attempt to devalue the intellectual property of others,” a Nokia’s spokesman said via email.

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