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Apple Accused of Bad Faith in Ericsson Patent Royalty Talks

  • Ericsson says Apple wants to drive down value of its patents
  • Ericsson seeks court ruling that its licensing offer is fair

Ericsson AB filed a lawsuit Monday accusing Apple Inc. of engaging in unfair tactics to avoid paying royalties for the use of baseline 5G telecommunications technology.

Ericsson says it’s trying to renegotiate a license with Apple and is already encountering obstacles. It wants a federal judge to rule that Ericsson’s offer complies with requirements that royalty demands be fair and reasonable.