Nokia could take on Google for mapping patents

The Finnish company allegedly developed navigation technology that predates Google's mapping software designs

Technology patent suits are notorious for their vicious, drawn-out, and expensive lives. The most notable on the world stage has been Apple and Samsung's attempt in several countries to prevent the sales of each other’s' products based on alleged patent violations. But a newer claim has entered the arena with two other big-name global technology companies: Nokia and Google.

While Google is a household internet behemoth, Nokia has been in the news recently for struggling to hold its ground in the mobile market. Indeed, the company was recently acquired by Microsoft. But the Finland-based phone maker still has some tricks up its sleeve, and they likely reside in Nokia's mapping technology.

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Juliana Kenny

Juliana Kenny is a contributor to, covering a range of topics including patent litigation, conflict mineral laws, executive compensation, and antitrust regulation. Juliana earned B.A.s...

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