“Ericsson’s unlikely attempt to have iPhone sales barred in the U.S. has taken a modest step forward,” Christian Brazil Bautista writes for Digital Trends. “The International Trade Commission, an independent agency that specializes in investigating trade violations, has agreed to look into Ericsson’s claim that Apple infringed on its LTE technology patent.”

“In its formal complaint, Ericsson accused Apple of violating section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The company claims that Apple illegally imported phones and tablets that came loaded with patented technology,” Bautista writes. “With its complaint, Ericsson is requesting the ITC to issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Ericsson’s quest is quixotic to the max. No iPhone or iPad sales are getting banned. A new royalty rate will eventually be agreed upon with the courts’ help.

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