Ericsson, Apple sign global patent ‘peace’ agreement
December 9, 2022
Ericsson and Apple have reached a multi-year, global patent licence agreement between the two companies. The agreement includes a cross-licence relating to patented cellular standard-essential technologies and grants certain other patent rights.
Furthermore, Ericsson and Apple have mutually agreed to strengthen their technology and business collaboration, including in technology, interoperability and standards development.
This settlement ends the lawsuits filed by both companies in several countries, including in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Texas, as well as the complaints filed before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC).
Christina Petersson, Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Ericsson says: “We are pleased to settle the litigations with Apple with this agreement, which is of strategic importance to our 5G licensing programme. This will allow both companies to continue to focus on bringing the best technology to the global market.”