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    Default ITC Reportedly Investigating Apple for Illegal Use of Patented LTE Technology


    After formal complaints by Ericsson, the US International Trade Commission recently showed intent to launch an investigation into Apple’s potentially illegal use of patented LTE technology. The ITC investigation will be delving into Apple’s use of granted Ericsson wireless network patents, specifically those applying to LTE technology as well as other IP deemed “critical” to certain Apple products.

    The folks over at PC World noted that the ITC decision appears to be a reaction to a legal barrage Ericsson threw at Apple in February. The Swedish communications giant lodged two ITC complaints and seven lawsuits with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, looking for both damages as well as injunctions against Apple product sales.

    The Cupertino California company originally sparked their legal battle back in January when they sued Ericsson over allegedly excessive royalty rates applied to previously licensed LTE technology. Just a little while after Apple sued, the company also refused to resign a contract with Ericsson stating that the now expired licensing terms were excessive as patents-in-suit shouldn’t be considered as standard essential. The original complaint filed by Apple mentioned the following:

    Ericsson seeks to exploit its patents to take the value of these cutting-edge Apple innovations, which resulted from years of hard work by Apple engineers and designers and billions of dollars of Apple research and development — and which have nothing to do with Ericsson's patents.
    Ericsson on the other hand claimed that it offered Apple fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) pricing in hopes of striking a new deal. That being said the company didn’t reveal the exact terms. Court filings highlight that Ericsson sought a portion of overall device sales while Apple argued that a more equitable deal would charge on a per-component basis. As of right now, Ericsson appears to be asserting more than 41 separate patents against Apple relating to a variety of wireless standards and technologies. We’ll have to wait and see how the situation turns out.

    Source: PC World

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    Here we go again....

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    In the end, only the patent lawyers win... In other news, is it just me or has the ModMyi app disappeared from the App Store?

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    In the end, only the patent lawyers win... In other news, is it just me or has the ModMyi app disappeared from the App Store?
    It's disappeared

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    Noooooooooooooo! Good thing I have it installed on my phone!
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    Any reason why it was taken out from app store?

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