Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9 Million in iTunes Patent Dispute - NYTimes.com

Evidently patent litigation is a thriving industry in Tyler, Texas; also see Smartflash wins their Lawsuit against Apple who Vows to Appeal (Patently Apple)
"After deliberating for eight hours in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the jury said that Apple not only had used the Smartflash patents without permission but also had done so willfully.

Apple suggested the outcome was a reason why change is needed in the patent system to curb litigation by companies like Smartflash that do not make products themselves.

“We refused to pay off this company for the ideas our employees spent years innovating and unfortunately we have been left with no choice but to take this fight up through the court system,” Apple said in a press release."
Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9 Million in iTunes Patent Dispute - NYTimes.com
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