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Nokia's Motion to Dismiss Apple's Implausible Claims

Nokia's Motion to Dismiss Apple's Implausible Claims

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Nokia's Motion to Dismiss all of Apple's contract-related claims
Nokia's Motion to Dismiss all of Apple's contract-related claims

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE NOKIA CORPORATION,Plaintiff,v.APPLE INC.,Defendant.C.A. No. 09-791 (GMS)APPLE INC.,Counterclaim-Plaintiff,v. NOKIA CORPORATION and NOKIA INC.,Counterclaim-Defendants.
NOKIA CORPORATION’S AND NOKIA INC.’SOPENING BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION TO DISMISS
 OF COUNSEL:Patrick J. FlinnPeter KontioJohn D. HaynesMark A. McCartyAdam J. BiegelA
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LLPJack B. Blumenfeld (#1014)Rodger D. Smith II (#3778)1201 North Market StreetP.O. Box 1347Wilmington, DE 19899(302) 658-9200 jblumenfeld@mnat.comrsmith@mnat.com
 Attorneys for Nokia Corporationand Nokia Inc.
March 11, 2010
Case 1:09-cv-00791-GMS Document 26 Filed 03/11/10 Page 1 of 28
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................1 NATURE AND STAGE OF THE PROCEEDING............................................................2SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT.................................................................................2STATEMENT OF FACTS.................................................................................................4ARGUMENT......................................................................................................................6I. IMPLAUSIBLE CLAIMS MUST BE DISMISSED............................................6II. APPLE FAILS TO STATE A CLAIM FOR MONOPOLIZATION UNDER SECTION 2 OF THE SHERMAN ACT (COUNT III)........................................7A. Apple’s Inconsistent Allegations about Market Power Prevent Itfrom Maintaining A Monopolization Claim for Damages andInjunction at This Time...................................................................................8B. Apple’s Conclusory Allegations Do Not As A Matter of LawConstitute Actionable Exclusionary Conduct...............................................101. The Pleadings Show Nokia Appropriately and Truthfully DisclosedIts IPR.....................................................................................................122. The Pleadings Show Nokia Complied with Its FRAND Obligationsand Sought Compensation It Is Owed....................................................143. The
 Noerr-Pennington
Doctrine Immunizes Nokia’s Lawsuit...............16III. APPLE’S CLAIM FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT (COUNT I) LACKSTHE REQUISITE FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS...............................................17IV. APPLE’S CLAIM FOR PROMISSORY ESTOPPEL (COUNT II) ISBARRED BECAUSE THE PLEADINGS ESTABLISH THE PARTIESHAVE AN ENFORCEABLE CONTRACT......................................................19V. APPLE’S CLAIMS FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF (COUNTS IV-VI)ARE DUPLICATIVE AND SHOULD BE DISMISSED..................................20CONCLUSION.................................................................................................................20
Case 1:09-cv-00791-GMS Document 26 Filed 03/11/10 Page 2 of 28
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
 
Cases
 
 Arthur S. Langenderfer, Inc. v. S.E. Johnson Co.
,917 F.2d 1413 (6th Cir. 1990).............................................................................................7
 Ashcroft v. Iqbal 
,129 S.Ct. 1937 (2009)............................................................................................2, 3, 6, 10
 Assoc. Gen. Contractors of Cal., Inc. v. Cal. State Council of Carpenters
,459 U.S. 519 (1983).............................................................................................................7
 Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly
,550 U.S. 544 (2007).......................................................................................2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10
 Broadcom Corp. v. Qualcomm Inc.
,501 F.3d 297 (3d Cir. 2007)...............................................................................9, 11, 12, 13
 Brown Shoe Co. v. United States
,370 U.S. 294 (1962)...........................................................................................................14
 Brown v. SAP Am., Inc.
, No. 98-507-SLR,1999 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 15525 (D. Del. Sept. 13, 1999).....................................................19
 Brunswick Corp. v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat, Inc.
,429 U.S. 477 (1977).............................................................................................................8
C.R. Bard, Inc. v. M3 Systems. Inc.
,157 F.3d 1340 (Fed. Cir. 1998)..........................................................................................16
CBC Companies, Inc. v. Equifax, Inc.
,561 F.3d 569 (6th Cir. 2009).........................................................................................7, 15
Cheminor Drugs, Ltd. v. Ethyl Corp.
,168 F.3d 119 (3d Cir. 1999)...............................................................................................16
Chemtech Int’l, Inc. v. Chemical Injection Techs.
,170 F. App’x 805 (3d Cir. 2006).......................................................................................15
Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Citgo Petroleum Corp.
, No. 92-CV-7394, 1994 WL 483463 (E.D. Pa. Sept. 7, 1994).............................................3
Colida v. Nokia, Inc
.,347 F. App’x 568 (Fed. Cir. 2009)....................................................................................10
Case 1:09-cv-00791-GMS Document 26 Filed 03/11/10 Page 3 of 28

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