Minesoft client OlarteMoure represented Ericsson in Colombia in their recent patent dispute with Apple
Minesoft client, OlarteMoure, represented Ericsson as their litigation counsel in Colombia during their recent global standard essential patent (SEP) dispute with Apple. As a result of a preliminary injunction, tech giant, Apple, was prevented from selling the iPhone 12, 13 & 14 in Colombia. Despite seeking emergency relief from the Colombian courts, the injunction was upheld as constitutional. The patent dispute between Ericsson and Apple started back in 2021 after negotiations failed over the renewal of a seven-year licensing contract, specifically over the use of 4G and 5G wireless SEPs in iPhones. Ericsson sued in 2022, claiming that Apple’s failure to renew the past license, and yet continued to use the patented technology, confirmed its efficient infringer strategy in an attempt to hold out before being forced into a new license. The iPhone maker defended itself accusing the Swedish company of using “strong-arm tactics” to force unjust licencing terms and conditions in violation of FRAND obligations imposed on SEP owners.