The technology companies Ericsson and Apple fight in court for the use of patents in the products of the iPhone manufacturer. Following a complaint by the Californian computer and mobile phone maker now the Swedish network equipment, a US court has called, such as Ericsson announced on Wednesday.
Contention are the royalties that Ericsson required by Apple. The Californians want a finding by a federal court in Northern California that the relevant Ericsson patents are not critical for fast data radio standard LTE. Ericsson would rather exploit the patents in order to enrich themselves at the Apple Innovations Group, the US group argues.
Previously, according to Ericsson negotiations on an extension of the use of patents had failed, which had lasted for almost two years. The Swedes now want to obtain proof of a Texas district court that their license conditions are fair. We strive for an amicable settlement with Apple, said European rights respecting Ericsson manager Kasim Alfalahi.
Ericsson had his cell phone business sold in 2012 to the Japanese electronics giant Sony. A year ago, the Swedes had achieved in a patent dispute with the Korean giant Samsung mobile phone agreement - which gave them a special income.