Sweden’s Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute


Apple declined to renew a licensing agreement for Ericsson’s mobile technology last month.

Apple declined to renew a licensing agreement for Ericsson’s mobile technology last month.

The complaints center on 41 patents for technology used in Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads.

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement.

The Swedish company said on Friday it has filed two complaints with the International Trade Commission and seven complaints with a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas.

The complaints center on 41 patents for technology used in Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads.

The move comes after Apple declined to renew a licensing agreement for Ericsson’s mobile technology last month. Apple says Ericsson is asking for too much money for patents that according to Apple are not essential to industry standards.

Ericsson’s chief intellectual property officer, Kasim Alfalahi, said common smartphone features like livestreaming, TV shows or accessing apps “rely on the technology we have developed.”

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