Apple can continue to sell 5G products such as iPhone 14 in Colombia

Colombia ordered a ban on the sale of Apple’s iPhone 14 and related 5G products in the country at the beginning of this year because of a violation of a technology patent of Ericsson. Now, a Colombian appeals court has lifted the preliminary injunction, meaning Apple can continue selling the iPhone 14 series and all of its 5G devices.

In April 2022, the Juzgado 042 Civil del Circuito de Bogota in Bogota, Colombia, ruled that Apple's 5G hardware infringed on one of Ericsson's patents. Therefore, in July 2022, the court issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting Apple from selling any 5G devices within the country.

Citing FOSS Patents, the Civil Tribunal of the Higher Court of Bogota decided to revoke the preliminary injunction and rejected the preliminary right to stop infringement and breach of contract proposed by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, a subsidiary of Ericsson in the country.

The appeals court reportedly ruled that Apple provided additional arguments after the initial injunction was granted, and now the court no longer finds it justified to maintain the injunction.

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