The two companies have actually being going through these legal disputes for a fair amount of time now. The lawsuits are in regards to 9 US patents that are apparently already in suit between two companies in the states.
Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant has made it known that Nokia is investigating the claims. It is unknown at this time what these 9 particular technologies are. This lawsuit tug-o-war between these two corporate giants started last year when Nokia claimed that Apple freely used their technology and profited off of it.
One thing is for sure, with the money in the bank that these companies possess, a lawsuit war really won’t hurt their production. So consumers need not worry, as this shouldn’t have any effect on us.