Apple Sues Ericsson, Ramping Up FRAND Fight In Texas

By Andrew Karpan (December 20, 2021, 6:40 PM EST) -- Apple has filed a new lawsuit in Texas federal court that claims its iPhones don't infringe a collection of Ericsson standard essential patents on 5G technology, going so far as to say the Swedish telecom is "holding up Apple for royalties."

Apple Inc. made the claims in a 42-page lawsuit filed Friday in Marshall, Texas, the same day it asked Eastern District of Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap in a separate dispute to throw out a lawsuit that Ericsson Inc. filed in October against Apple.

Large on storytelling, Apple's complaint painted a portrait of itself as the victim of a legacy patent-holding...

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