Washington – The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)
has indicated it does not believe Apple (NASD: AAPL) has a strong patent infringement case
against Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Bloomberg reported.

The agency said in a pre-hearing memo that
"the evidence will not establish a violation," noting that some
patent claims were invalid and others did not amount to infringement.

Apple claims
that Nokia is infringing four of its patents, and has petitioned the USITC to
block the import of Nokia devices into the U.S.

For its part, Nokia has also
sued Apple for patent infringement, and instigated similar claims against the
company with the USITC.


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