Ericsson Sues Apple Over Patent Licensing, Seeks To Block iPhone And iPad Sales

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Ericsson, the pioneering wireless technology company that holds many patents related to cellular network connectivity, has filed suit against Apple both with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming violation of 41 patents that apply to both the iPhone and iPad. These include essential patents related to 2G and LTE tech, as well as non-standard patents dealing with software and component hardware design.

With the ITC filing, Ericsson is seeking exclusion orders, or junctions, meaning it would want to have the sale of Apple device’s barred pending resolution of their patent complaint. The U.S. District Court case is mainly about Ericsson attempting to recoup damages from Apple.

The main issue here appears to center on licensing arrangements – Ericsson’s standards essential patents fall under FRAND terms, which means Ericsson must offer them to other companies under fair and reasonable non-discriminatory…

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