Apple in the courtroom (please don't freak, the door is locked just you and me)

Apple has settled a lawsuit with Nokia wherein the struggling Finnish company was suing Apple for copyright infringement related to iPhones. Under the terms of the deal, Apple makes a one time payment to Nokia and continues to pay royalties to Nokia for the foreseeable future. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed and we don't wish to pry. It gets the suit out of Apple's hair and is a victory for Nokia though we don't know what kind of money is at stake.

Meanwhile, one door closes and another opens, Apple is being sued over the name iCloud. A Phoenix company called iCloud Communications is pointing to its own name and saying it had it first. Some veteran Apple watchers say that Apple reserved the name years ago. Apple, it should be remembered, is no stranger to these disputes. Seems there was this one record label that was not too keen on sharing the name Apple.

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