Apple Under ITC Investigation for Patent Infringement

By Craig Tarasoff

The International Trade Commission launched an investigation into claims from Ericsson that the iPhone and iPad infringed on up to 41 of its technology patents. The disputes between these two companies go back to 2008 when a licensing agreement expired. A new agreement on the patents was never reached. Apple filed a complaint alleging Ericsson was demanding excessive royalties. According to Macrumors, if the ITC finds that Apple infringed on the patents, it could prevent the products from being sold in the US until the case is resolved.