Apple refused Ericsson’s offer to go to court to determine fair licensing terms. This forced the Swedish company to file a complaint with the International trade Commission of the USA with the request to deprive of the rights to Apple patents.
MOSCOW, 27 Feb.Prime. Swedish Telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson has sued us-based Apple for patent infringement, said in a statement the Swedish company.
“Many of the Ericsson patents are essential for the 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE, others play a decisive role in Apple devices,” — said in a press release. Patents of the Swedish company is also involved in semiconductor components of Apple devices, software, user interface, location services and apps, and in IOS, the report said.
As noted in the press release, Apple refused Ericsson to go to court to determine fair licensing terms. This forced the Swedish company to file a complaint with the International trade Commission USA (ITC) with a request to deprive Apple of the rights to the patents.
In addition, the Swedish Ericsson had filed in the district court of the state of Texas with the request to force Apple to pay damages for the misuse of patents.
“Win Apple products (demand — ed.) thanks to technology, invented and patented by engineers at Ericsson. Features that have become commonplace for users… based on technologies that we have developed…. Apple currently uses our technology without a license, and we therefore turn to the court and the ITC,” said chief Director of intellectual property Ericsson, Kasim Alfalahi (Kasim Alfalahi).