Ericsson sues Apple for patent infringement in the Netherlands




Technology company Ericsson has filed suit against Apple in a Dutch court. Apple is accused of infringing the patents from Ericsson covering telecommunications. There were also lawsuits in Germany and the UK.

On its website showed Ericsson know that Apple has made ​​an offer to take its technology under license. That offer expired without that Apple went there, so Ericsson sees himself in his own words forced to make their way to the court. These are patents relating to telecommunications through 2g or 4g. Because it involves telecom standards Ericsson wanted to give the patents under the so-called FRAND conditions at Apple’s license. Currently, Apple would have no license to the patents, while according to Ericsson does use its technology in the iPhone.

Ericsson has filed a complaint with a Dutch court. In addition, there were also complaints filed in Germany and the UK. Why Ericsson chose these countries was not disclosed. Probably wants the telecom and networking company see damages from Apple.

The European indictments follow after Ericsson already filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission in the United States. Who must decide whether there is patent infringement: should that be the case then it could lead to a ban on sales of the iPhone in the US The ITC is currently engaged in the research.


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