Apple ordered to turn over docs on unreleased iPhones, iPads in legal battle with Nokia

Apple must turn over documents requested by Nokia that disclose details of unreleased iPhones and iPads, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge has ruled in a patent infringement probe, saying Apple is "not unique" in its desire to keep future products under wraps, reports Law360.

Nokia is suing Apple in Germany and the U.S. for (what else?) patent infringement.

"Since agreeing (to) a license covering some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011, Apple has declined subsequent offers made by Nokia to license other of its patented inventions which are used by many of Apple's products," Nokia says.

"Through our sustained investment in research and development, Nokia has created or contributed to many of the fundamental technologies used in today's mobile devices, including Apple products,” Ilkka Rahnasto, head of Patent Business at Nokia says. “After several years of negotiations trying to reach agreement to cover Apple's use of these patents, we are now taking action to defend our rights."