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Court upholds Apple’s $ 625 mn patent victory

DPA San Francisco | Updated on March 12, 2018

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The US Supreme Court yesterday upheld lower court rulings that cleared Apple of three patent violations that carried fines of 625 million dollars.

The top US court declined to hear the appeal lodged by the company Mirror Worlds, which was founded by Yale computer professor David Gelernter.

A jury found Apple guilty in October 2010 of violating three of the company’s patents when it included its Cover Flow, Spotlight and Time Machine software in its Mac OS X operating system.

The jury awarded Mirror Worlds damages of $ 625 million, but appeals courts reversed the decision, saying that Mirror Worlds’ arguments lacked foundation because they had not shown that Apple customers performed the steps covered by the patent.

Published on June 25, 2013

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