Ericsson sues Wiko for patent infringement
On August 14, 2017, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) sued smartphone maker Wiko, in the regional courts of Düsseldorf and Mannheim in Germany, for infringement of patents essential for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as implementation patents.
Wiko has been infringing Ericsson’s intellectual property rights for six years without any license or compensation.
Ericsson has tried to establish a fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) license agreement with Wiko since May 2013, but has not succeeded.
As a last resort, Ericsson has decided to exercise its legal rights to enforce its patents against Wiko’s infringing products.
Source: Ericsson Press Release