Apple and Ericsson LIFT lawsuits against each other as a result of a dispute over patents




Ericsson made ​​today, commenting on the action carried out by Apple counterpart, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District Court of Texas government asking it to issue the license fee payable to their advantage by Apple.

Negotiations have existed between the two companies over the past two years, but it has not been reached agreement on licensing of patents for technologies Ericsson approved in Apple’s mobile devices, which supports call functions and run many applications.

Ericsson has filed the case in order to obtain an independent assessment of whether the display of the license submitted to Apple compatible with their own standards to ensure being fair and acceptable and is unfair.

Qasim al-Falahi, head of the intellectual property department at Ericsson: “We aim to reach a solution to the benefit of our company and on Apple, where we share with them a successful partnership spanning many years, and we hope that this partnership will continue in the future.”

He said the agricultural “Everyone knows that knowledge, expertise and technology participation led to a boom in mobile communication sector at the global level, and allowed new companies to develop and grow their business quickly. We believe that it is acceptable that we get fair compensation from companies that benefit from technical developments we have made ​​over the past three decades. ”

It is noteworthy that the validity of the global license agreement between Ericsson and Apple mobile technology is over, Apple has refused to apply for a new license and just unacceptable and unjust. The proceeds will Ericsson of intellectual property rights for the fourth quarter of 2014 payments by Apple include within the framework of the previous agreement.

Ericsson is committed to license patents for the basic invention in accordance with the fair and acceptable and is unfair conditions to ensure the provision of equal opportunities for all companies, and reduce barriers to market entry, and increasing levels of competition in order to drive innovation.

As a result of the adoption of this fair and acceptable conditions and is unfair, the world is witnessing today there are about 7.5 billion subscribe to mobile phone services, and is the best-selling worldwide consumer electronics and mobile phones.

Ericsson has one of the broadest intellectual property rights groups at the sector level, with more than 35 thousand registered patents worldwide. Ericsson has so far signed more than 100 patent license agreement with most of the major players in the communication sector.


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