He had worked as Apple's director of patent licensing and strategy from 2009 to 2013, the latter half of his tenure overlapping with the lawsuits against Samsung.
Acacia is a publicly traded patent licensing firm based in Newport Beach, California.
Every i Phone model has featured a home button on the bottom of the screen and earpiece up top, with mute and volume controls on the left side, a lock switch on the top right, camera on the back, and speaker, microphone and data/charging port on the bottom.
The first i Phone was introduced by Jobs at the Macworld expo in January of 2007.
Nokia's failure to compete in the mobile phone market led it to seek revenue through litigation, Apple argues in its complaint.
"Unable to compete with innovative companies such as Apple – which had developed a revolutionary hardware and software platform – Nokia quickly transformed itself," the complaint says.
A lower court will now have to reevaluate the proper penalty.
Similarly, Conversant, which claims to own thousands of patents, announced last week that a Silicon Valley jury had awarded one of its units a .3 million settlement in an infringement case against Apple involving two smartphone patents.
Apple's interim devices opted for different materials: The i Phone 3G and 3GS had plastic backs, while the i Phone 4 and 4S backs were made of glass.
The first i Phone featured a two-tone back that was mostly made of aluminum a design element that the company would return to this year with the release of the i Phone 5 with a predominantly metal back.
Nokia said on Wednesday it had filed a number of lawsuits against Apple for violating 32 technology patents, striking back at the i Phone maker's legal action targeting the one-time cellphone industry leader a day earlier.
Nokia's lawsuits, filed in courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich, Germany, and the U. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, cover patents for displays, user interfaces, software, antennas, chipsets and video coding."Since agreeing a license covering some patents from the Nokia 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 said in a statement.