Apple can now sell the iPhone 13 in Colombia. iPhone 14 and other equipment with 5G technology

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There was a legal dispute between the American brand and the Colombian justice for an international past

Apple can now sell the iPhone 13 in Colombia. iPhone 14 and other equipment with 5G technology

Apple will be able to sell iPhone and iPad with 5G technology in Colombia again. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

A few months ago it was announced that in Colombia Apple cell phones with 5G technology could not be marketed due to an international dispute between the brand created by Steve Jobs and the technology company Ericsson. Therefore, it was impossible to access the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 mobile phones.

In this regard, Apple appealed the decision and it has now been learned that the Superior Court of the Judicial District Civil Chamber in Bogotá , Colombia, revoked the decision and gave its endorsement for the sale of the devices as well as the iPads that have this technology incorporated into their specifications.

Although the ruling benefited the Cupertino company and the sale of smartphones and tablets will be restored, the latest models corresponding to the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will take time to arrive to Colombia because these units are not available at the moment.

Apple can now sell the iPhone 13 in Colombia. iPhone 14 and other equipment with 5G technology

The Superior Court ruling will allow Apple to start selling of the new iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max devices in Colombia. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

For now, the models that were affected in their sales and that are available, such as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro-Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro can now be marketed by the company.

The Court ruling

According to the document of the Civil Chamber of the Superior Court of the Judicial District, its operative part indicates the decision to “REVOKE the records of April 28, 2022 added by means of the provision of August 16, 2022 and July 6, 2022 that were clarified by virtue of the provision of August 16, 2022, pronounced by the Civil Court 43 of the Bogota Circuit, in the matter of reference, instead, the extra-procedural measures requested by Telegonktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ) are DENIED , pursuant to the reasoning part of this decision”

< p class="paragraph">This decision also does not indicate that a payment of $205′468.200.00 that Ericsson requested from Apple should be madefor allegedly infringing claim number 13 of the Colombian patent. NC2019/0003681 that supposedly corresponded to Ericsson since 2019 and will remain in force until December 2037.

In a first In an instance, Ericsson's lawsuit stated that Apple had infringed up to 12 patents and expected the company to pay $5 for each device with 5G technology that the company had sold up to that time.

Apple can now sell the iPhone 13 in Colombia. iPhone 14 and other equipment with 5G technology

Apple vs Ericsson. (Photo: Hablando de Manzanas)

The judge in charge of admitting Ericsson's request for processing came to dictate as a provisional measure the cease and desist of the imports and sale of the aforementioned devices in Colombia

The dispute between the two companies has been going on for more than 7 years, when in 2015 Ericsson attributed inventions so that the world today can enjoy different types of Internet connections, such as 5G.

This lawsuit not only implied the pause in the sales of Apple products , but also ordered that “advertising material promoting or offering through the Internet, social networking platforms, mass media, press media, electronic platforms, or any other similar means, be withdrawn. devices or cell phones of the Apple brand”, something that with the reversal of this decision, may be carried out again.

This setback affects Ericsson not only in Colombia, but also in other regions such as the United States, some countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America, where made the same argument against Apple

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