Apple Fires UK Salvo In Nokia Patent Battle

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 2:11 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. has opened up a new front in its international patent battle with Nokia Corp., filing suit in a London court to have one of the Finnish smartphone maker's European patents declared invalid.

Apple lodged the complaint Tuesday in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division. The suit seeks a ruling on the validity of one of the seven patents Nokia asserted in September in a separate proceeding in Germany, according to Nokia representative Henna Pelkola.

“Nokia is confident that all of the 37 patents...
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