Apple is no stranger to lawsuits, the company has faced a number of lawsuits over the last few year, they have also sued a number of other companies, including Samsung over mobile patents.
Now Apple is suing Ericsson over mobile patents, the new lawsuit is alleging that Ericsson is charging excessive royalty fees for patents related to LTE technology.
Ericsson is apparently asking Apple for royalties for their LTE technology based on a percentage of the price of Apple’s smartphones or tablet.
“We’ve always been willing to pay a fair price to secure the rights to standards essential patents covering technology in our products. Unfortunately, we have not been able to agree with Ericsson on a fair rate for their patents so, as a last resort, we are asking the courts for help,” said Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet.
The two companies already have a licensing agreement in place, the original agreement was signed back in 2008, although it would appear that Ericsson is now looking for higher royalty fees.