Apple and Ericsson are continuing legal litigation, in which the manufacturer of telecommunications equipment accused an American company of illegally using proprietary technology, including 5G technology. This week, Ericsson was able to ban the sale of iPhone and iPad in Colombia, and in response, Apple filed an urgent petition with the court, although the American judge had previously warned the company against abuse of the judicial system.
The point is that the new iPhone and iPad use communications technologies that are owned by Ericsson. The Swedish company has repeatedly accused Apple of malpractice with a view to avoiding the payment of royalties for the use of various technologies, including 5G technologies.
This week, Ericsson was successful in Colombia, where the local court ordered that all sales of iPhone be stopped in the country and that Apple inform the company ' s product suppliers. In response, Apple filed an urgent appeal with the Texas Eastern District Court, seeking compensation from Ericsson for losses suffered in Colombia. The source notes that the Texas judge rejected Apple ' s application, commenting on the abuse of the urgent action procedure in cases that were not.
The judge considered that Apple's losses were not caused by enforcement in other jurisdictions; Apple would appear to have to sit at the table with Ericsson; the Swedish company's illegal use of proprietary technology would be tried in Texas court in December of this year, and the parties would have to enter into formal mediation no later than September.
Under the Apple Rules, an ordinary motion was to be filed, not an emergency motion, as stated by the Texas Court, in addition to which the judge threatened Apple with penalties in the event of a repeated violation of the established procedures.
Curiously, the collapse of the Texas court did not convince Apple and the company is now trying to obtain the lifting of the ban on the sale of iPhone and iPad in Colombia itself. According to available evidence, Apple has accused Ericsson, the lawyers of a Swedish company, and the Colombian court that issued the ban, of violating fundamental human rights. In its application, the United States company even refers to article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but so far these actions have not helped to reverse the ban on the sale of iPhone and iPad in the country.