Previously, on Patent Wars, Nokia escalated their lawsuit against Apple by requesting a US import ban on virtually every product Apple makes with the International Trade Commission (ITC), and now Apple has responded in kind against Nokia phones.

Yes, phasers and disruptor fire is criss-crossing the legal heavens and photo torpedos are exploding in the silence of judicial space.

We could joke that Apple has more to lose here, since their products are far more popular in the US than Nokia phones are, but again this is just what giant electronics companies with billion-dollar legal war chests do. It's "negotiations", and we hope all the lawyers enjoy the new unibody aluminum Ferraris they'll be getting out of this.

[Bloomberg via Engadget]