Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l. today announced that it has initiated patent infringement litigation against Apple, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. Core Wireless alleges that wireless communications devices sold by Apple, including the Apple iPad and iPad2, and Apple's iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S models, practice a variety of technologies covered by standards essential patents owned by Core Wireless. Core Wireless owns a portfolio of 400 patent families, consisting of approximately 2,000 wireless patents and patent applications. The patents and patent applications cover technologies used in a wide range of mobile communications devices and services. One hundred of the patent families, consisting of approximately 1,200 patents and applications, have been declared essential to second, third and fourth-generation communications standards, including GSM (Global Systems for Mobile communications), UMTS / WCDMA (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service / Wide-Band Code Division Multiple Access) and LTE (Long Term Evolution). The balance of the portfolio consists of approximately 800 wireless implementation patents. Core Wireless alleges that Apple's iPad and iPhone products infringe eight of Core Wireless's U.S. patents. The patents-in-suit are all standards essential. Core Wireless is seeking judgment that the patents have been and/or continue to be infringed, enhanced damages, mandatory future royalties on current and future Apple products that infringe the patents-in-suit, and other remedies. "Core Wireless owns one of the world's strongest wireless patent portfolios - including patents that are fundamental to the operation of global 2G, 3G and 4G wireless networks," said Phil Shaer, Manager, Core Wireless. "We are asserting that because certain Apple products infringe Core Wireless' patents, Apple must compensate Core Wireless for the value of the inventions they are using. Accordingly, we are seeking a global licensing solution."