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Apple sues Ericsson for LTE patents
Apple has filed a lawsuit in which Ericsson is accused of inflating the amount of deductions for the use of patented technologies to her LTE. Relevant documents were sent to the Federal Court of California.
Apple representatives said that Ericsson calls for the right to use their development “excessively high fees.” Swedes, on the other hand, argue that the offer of a covered work “on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis.”
Manufacturer iPhone and iPad is confident that his gadgets have revolutionized the mobile market, becoming a truly innovative and ahead of its time devices. Ericsson, in turn, is trying to cash in on their popularity, ignoring the fact that the engineers of Cupertino have spent a lot of time on the creation of high-tech products, and the company has invested billions of dollars in technology.
Ericsson is the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. The portfolio of the company are more than 30,000 patents, and in 2014 payments from licensees Ericsson brought about a million dollars.
Apple through the court requires the Swedish company to reduce the amount of royalties for the use of patented technology in its LTE. According to the American corporation, Ericsson needs to pay a percentage of the total cost of mobile devices, but not the cost of LTE-modem.
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