Ericsson settlement could help improve iPhone margins for Apple, Wells Fargo says

Article Image A new global cross-patent licensing agreement between Apple and Ericsson could help improve gross margins on the iPhone going forward, further padding Apple’s bottom line, according to a new analysis.

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Apple, Ericsson end legal battle with new patent licensing agreement

Article Image Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson announced a fresh patent licensing agreement with Apple on Monday, finally resolving a year-long legal fight between the two companies.

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Cisco and Ericsson Hook Up for IoT Network


Cisco and Ericsson on Monday announced a partnership to build out a next-generation network for smart things and the carriers and enterprises that want to support such devices. The deal plays to the companies’ strengths in cloud, data center, mobility, management and control, networking, routing and global services, they said. Each company expects to earn about $1 billion in revenue by 2018 from the deal, if all goes according to plan. The relationship is not quite a marriage, but it’s much more than friends with benefits.

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Ericsson turns patent royalty spat with Apple into an international incident

Months after taking Apple to court in the U.S., Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has filed separate but related lawsuits in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands accusing Apple of using Ericsson patents without a legitimate license.



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ITC to investigate Apple on allegations of Ericsson patent infringement

Following formal complaints by Ericsson, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday showed intent to launch an investigation into Apple’s potentially illegal use of patented LTE technology.



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Ericsson Petitions ITC to Ban Infringing iPhones, iPads


Ericsson last week filed patent claims against Apple both with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the U.S. International Trade Commission. “Our suits filed yesterday assert 41 different patents,” said Ericsson spokesperson Kathy Egan Wummer. “Of those, 14 are at issue in the ITC and the district court; the other 27 are at issue only in the district court.” Eight of the patents are essential to 3GPP standards, and Ericsson has made fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory, or FRAND, commitments for them.

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Ericsson unloads legal barrage against Apple in ongoing patent licensing dispute

Mobile systems heavyweight Ericsson plans to escalate its patent licensing case against Apple with a salvo of federal lawsuits and U.S. International Trade Commission complaints, requesting both damages and injunctions against the Cupertino company’s devices.



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Apple sues Ericsson to trim wireless patent royalty rates

Apple has filed suit against Ericsson for charging excessive royalty rates on certain wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and argues that the Swedish company’s patents are not essential to overarching industry standards.



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