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Apple has appealed an old billion dollar case claiming Google's Motorola overcharged for FRAND patents in the iPhone.
The Swedish telecoms equipment maker says that it tried to come to terms with Apple through arbitration. That effort has expired though, prompting the lawsuit over global licensing of intellectual property for mobile technologies.
Unhappy with the royalty rate set by a judge, the search giant argues that a jury should have determined the figure.
Apple just lost a $533 million patent case to Smartflash this week, and now Ericsson is likewise suing the company in a patent dispute.
Apple has sued Ericsson, arguing that the Swedish company is charging too much on royalties that are not "essential" to industry cellular standards.
The iPhone maker claims that Google-owned handset maker is unfairly seeking excessive royalty payments for patents covering video streaming and Wi-Fi technology.
The two handset vendors agreed to settle existing lawsuits but don't cross-license each other's technology.
Microsoft and Google-owned Motorola Mobility agrees to set aside their ongoing patent disputes, until issues over fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory patent licenses have been resolved.
The Korean electronics will be monitored by the European Union to ensure patents are offered on fair and reasonable terms.
The $7.2 billion acquisition had been delayed by the antitrust review, but China's antitrust regulators have approved the deal.