Ericsson and Apple kiss and make up

apple queueSwedish firm Ericsson and US firm Apple have ended a dispute after the former accused the latter of breaching its patents.

Ericsson had alleged that Apple breached patents on iPads and iPhones for 2G and 4G connectivity.

Apple hasn’t said how much it has paid Ericsson to stop suing it but will pay an initial amount and then pay it royalties for the next seven years.

Ericsson said it was very pleased that the niggles had come to an end and will work closely with Apple to develop new technologies.

Ericsson took legal action in Apple in several countries and, as usual, Apple retailiated by suing Ericsson.

That’s how these sort of disputes work in the technology industry, with lawyers doing particularly well out of the bickering.