Apple appeals $625mn patent infringement ruling

Days ago, a Texas-based court by jury ruled in favor of the Mirror Worlds Company related to claims of patent infringement brought against Apple in September 2008.

The company brought suit against Apple for alleged infringement on three of its patents related to mobile digital document technologies, claiming multiple Apple products including the new iPhone and iPod touch devices, including the company’s Mac computers all infringed its patent holdings.

The patents relate to different ways of viewing and manipulating documents, more specifically, the company claims Apple’s popular coverflow system uses its proprietary technologies to render the documents.

The court ruled Apple did in fact infringe on each of the three patents, ruling the company to compensate Mirror Worlds Corporation for $208.5-million on each of the three infringed patents, or $625.5-million in total damages.

Apple is appealing the decision, and has requested a stay arguing outstanding issues related to at least two of the patents in question.

The appeals process is currently underway.

Mirror Worlds Corporation was founded by David Gelernter, and is also based in Texas, the same state the suit was brought against Apple.

The Apple stock (NASDAQ:AAPL) is down just over 1.5-percent to $278 per share late in today’s trading session.

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  • Guy

    The technology existed before the patent. Stupid government.

  • Guest

    ^^^ Definitely an Fanboyism

  • Hellscreamgold

    ^^^ Definitely a fan of patent trolls.

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