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Jury awards Optis $300 million in second patent trial against Apple

Reuters August 13 | Updated on August 14, 2021

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A jury had previously found that Apple had infringed five Optis wireless standard essential patents and awarded $506 million in damages which was later vacated

A US jury on Friday awarded OptisWireless Technology LLC and several related companies $300million in damages after a second patent trial against iPhonemaker Apple Inc.

A jury had previously found that Apple had infringed five Optis wireless standard essential patents and awarded $506 million in damages, but US District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Marshall, Texas, vacated that award in April and ordered a new trial to determine the amount of damages.

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In a statement, Apple said: "Optis makes no products and its sole business is to sue companies using patents they accumulate.We will continue to defend against their attempts to extractunreasonable payments for patents they acquire."

Published on August 14, 2021

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