Apple and Ericsson to enter mobile technology license agreement


Apple and Ericsson have entered into a license agreement for the use of ” standard mobile technology and other patent rights.” With this, the companies put an end to a years-long legal battle.

Ericsson said in a statement that the license agreement ” lasts for several years and is valid worldwide.” As part of the agreement, all legal disputes between the two companies have been resolved. What exactly Apple and Ericsson have agreed on is not entirely known.

The tech companies had filed several cases against each other in recent years. Apple sued Ericsson in 2015 because its LTE patents would be undervalued by the Swedish company. However, Ericsson responded with its own lawsuit in which it claimed that the iPhone and iPad infringed on its patented ideas. However, the two companies came to an agreement, which lasted seven years.

When the agreement was about to expire, Ericsson filed a new lawsuit in October 2021. Apple has consistently undervalued Ericsson’s patents. Another lawsuit followed in January 2022. In it, Apple was sued for alleged infringement of Ericsson’s patents with 5G and other patents around network technology.

By: Maurice Eisma

Maurice Esma, a co-founder of EconomicInform is a freelance journalist with the expertise in international finance and corporate rights. The author can be reached by email

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