Is the next big patent dispute in the mobile industry: Apple and the network equipment supplier Ericsson agree after almost a year of judicial proceedings. In the conflict between the iphone producers and the network equipment supplier, it was among other things to the cellular standards GSM technologies and LTE. Apple Ericsson pays royalties and initially a one-off payment for the agreement limited to seven years. About the height the silent group.
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Dispute over fees for standard patents
Apple had accused in the January 2015 following the expiry of the previous agreement the world’s largest network equipment supplier, to set the fees for standard patents to high and went to court. Ericsson sued affiliated for the injury of more than 40 patents and wanted to certify themselves by a judge that the required level of royalty payments is appropriate. Special rules apply for such patents that belong to the hard core of standards. Holder must grant licenses to fair conditions and without discrimination. On the question of what is a fair price, there are but always dispute. Continue reading Patent Dispute: Apple and Ericsson Withdraw Lawsuits