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US: Microsoft patent partner sues Apple for infringement

 |  September 14, 2014

A company that is in partnership with Microsoft to share patent licensing revenue is reportedly suing Apple for patent infringement.

Core Wireless Licensing, based in Luxembourg, filed a lawsuit against Apple in Texas accusing the technology conglomerate of infringing on eight of its wireless communications patents through its iPhone and iPad products.

Core Wireless was acquired by Canada-based Mosiad Technologies last year; the takeover included about 2,000 patents and patent applications held by Core that were originally filed by Nokia. Reports say Microsoft licensed those patents.

The lawsuit against Apple is just one of several patent infringement disputes that technology conglomerates are facing across the globe.

Core is seeking unspecified damages as well as future royalty payments for “each and every product sold by Apple in the future that is found to infringe” on Core patents.

Full content: Wall Street Journal

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