German licensing firm accuses Apple of $2 billion in patent damages

IPCom is accusing Apple of infringing a patent on 3G technology and holding the company liable for over $2 billion in damages on behalf of the claim

It has become commonplace to hear the words patent infringement and Apple in the same sentence. The latest claim comes from a German patent licensing firm called IPCom that is accusing Apple of infringing a patent on 3G technology and holding them liable for over $2 billion in damages on behalf of the claim.

In short, the patent in question relates the way mobile handsets are able to access networks of mobile telecommunication providers such as AT&T and Verizon. The technology can even be used to give some users priority access to networks in emergencies, even if the networks are overloaded, according to IPCom. 

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