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.

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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.”