∞ Apple wins $625 million patent lawsuit appeal

A federal judge overturned an earlier ruling that would have cost Apple $625 million.

[ad#Google Adsense 300x250 in story]Apple filed the appeal in October 2010 after losing the patent case to Mirror Worlds. The jury found that Apple infringed on three patents and awarded over $200 million per patent, but the judge didn’t agree, according to a Bloomberg report.

“Mirror Worlds may have painted an appealing picture for the jury, but it failed to lay a solid foundation sufficient to support important elements it was required to establish under the law,” wrote U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.

The patent described the way documents are displayed on a computer screen.

The lawsuit focused on a number of Apple’s technologies, including Spotlight, Time Machine and Cover Flow.



  • His Shadow

    I feel so bad for companies that don’t get their fair share of free ride by inflating the value of their vague intellectual property claims.

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    Congrats.. Technologies include spotlight, time machine, cover flow.. Thanks for sharing this information..

  • http://profiles.google.com/ptigoe Patrick Igoe

    I’ve posted many more details from the opinion here: http://www.applepatent.com/2011/04/mirror-worlds-v-apple.html.

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