Sunday, 29 May 2022

Ericsson and Apple renew 5G patent clash

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 19 January 22

Ericsson has filed another set of patent infringement lawsuits against Apple, suggesting that the phone maker is continuing to use their intellectual property (IP) without authorisation

Back in 2015, Apple signed a seven-year patent-licencing agreement with Ericsson, authorising the iPhone maker to use various technology patents covering 2G, 3G, and 4G. Now, with that agreement likely expired, the time has come for Apple to renew the patents, as well as signing new ones for Ericsson’s latest 5G technologies. However, the relationship between the two companies has grown shaky…

Back in 2015, Apple signed a seven-year patent-licencing agreement with Ericsson, authorising the iPhone maker to use various technology patents covering 2G, 3G, and 4G. Now, with that agreement likely expired, the time has come for Apple to renew the patents, as well as signing new ones for Ericsson’s latest 5G technologies. However, the relationship between the two companies has grown shaky…

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