“Apple Inc. lost an infringement case brought by patent-licensing firm MobileMedia Ideas LLC when a federal jury decided the maker of the iPhone misappropriated protected technology for handheld devices,” Phil Milford and Dawn McCarty report for Bloomberg.

“Jurors in Wilmington, Delaware, deliberated about four hours after a weeklong trial before also concluding today that the three patents are not invalid,” Milford and McCarty report. “U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson hasn’t yet scheduled a trial on damages, which MobileMedia Chief Executive Officer Larry Horn said could be ‘substantial.'”

MacDailyNews Take: “Substantial” to whom?

Milford and McCarty report, “Horn said one patent is for the camera phone and others cover call handling and call rejection.”

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