Del. judge puts Nokia-Apple patent fight on hold

Mar 04, 2010 By RANDALL CHASE , AP Business Writer

(AP) -- A federal judge in Delaware has agreed to put a patent fight between Apple Inc. and Finnish phone maker Nokia on hold pending resolution of their competing claims before the International Trade Commission.

The judge signed an order Wednesday staying litigation in a lawsuit in which claims that Apple is infringing on seven Nokia patents in products ranging from the to computers.

The order also covers counterclaims in which Apple alleges that Nokia has infringed on nine Apple patents that are the subject of an ITC complaint by Apple.

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