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Patent trollin’: Optis Wireless Tech sues Apple for patent infringement

Another day, another lawsuit. As reported by AppleInsider, a group of firms operating under the name Optis Wireless Technology are suing Apple over seven patents connected to LTE cellular standards.

Every LTE Apple device is affected, including not just iPhones but iPads and the Apple Watch, according to court documents. The plaintiffs — who seem to be “patent trolls” — say that, as recently as January 2017, they were talking to Apple about licensing patents on FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms, but came to no agreement. Optis Wireless wants a jury trial, and damages “at least in the form of reasonable royalties.”