New court filing by Apple makes 5G patent infringement litigation by Ericsson against iPhone maker ever more likely to start in two weeks

There’s every indication right now that–short of an 11th-hour agreement–Ericsson and Apple are patent litigation-bound.In early October, Ericsson brought a FRAND (not infringement) complaint against Apple in the Eastern District of Texas, with a license agreement still in force until the end of the year. While it may seem early to bring a case at that stage, Apple itself surprised Ericsson last time with some pre-expiration moves, and Ericsson just didn’t want to lose the race to the courthouse this time around.An anti-antisuit motion by Ericsson in the Netherlands became discoverably shortly thereafter. I subsequently asked the three major German…

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