Ericsson's wireless patent licensing lawsuit against Apple has now grown from just a fight in the United States to include The U.K., Germany, and Netherlands. Apple was licensing Ericsson's patents at one point, but the two companies failed to find agreeable terms for renewal when their original deal expired.
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Apple isn't claiming Ericsson's patents aren't valid, but instead is saying the licensing fees the company wants are unreasonable. This is a fight over how much Apple will have to pay.