Apple challenges $625.5 million jury verdict in Mirror Worlds patent infringement trial

“Apple Inc. is challenging a jury verdict last week in which the computer maker was ordered to pay as much as $625.5 million to Mirror Worlds LLC for infringing patents related to how documents are displayed digitally,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg.

“Apple asked U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis for an emergency stay of the Oct. 1 verdict, saying there are outstanding issues on two of the three patents. Apple said patent owner Mirror Worlds would also be ‘triple dipping’ if it were able to collect $208.5 million on each of the patents,” Decker reports. “Closely held Mirror Worlds, founded by Yale University computer-science Professor David Gelernter, sued in 2008, claiming Apple’s iPod music device, iPhone and Mac computers infringed three patents for a way documents are displayed on a computer screen.”

Decker reports, “Davis also is considering Apple’s request, filed before the verdict, to rule the company doesn’t infringe two of the patents. The judge said that if he granted that request, he’d strike the amount of damages attributed to those two patents… The case is Mirror Worlds LLC v. Apple Inc., 08cv88, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Tyler).”

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54 Comments

  1. Tyler is definitely NOT Apple country. They all use Dells running windows, and likely think Apple products are some sort of Commie plot. The closest Apple retail stores are in Dallas, but they would have to leave the nineteenth century to go there. I suggest the company open a big store in Tyler; it would pay off in future patent litigation.

  2. Tyler is definitely NOT Apple country. They all use Dells running windows, and likely think Apple products are some sort of Commie plot. The closest Apple retail stores are in Dallas, but they would have to leave the nineteenth century to go there. I suggest the company open a big store in Tyler; it would pay off in future patent litigation.

  3. Apple should pay a fair price for IP it uses. The $625.5 million is ridiculous! It is BS like this, and the East Texas court that is endangering the patent system for those of us who use it as intended, not as a “Get Rich Quick” scheme.

  4. Apple should pay a fair price for IP it uses. The $625.5 million is ridiculous! It is BS like this, and the East Texas court that is endangering the patent system for those of us who use it as intended, not as a “Get Rich Quick” scheme.

  5. “They all use Dells running windows, and likely think Apple products are some sort of Commie plot.”

    That’s funny! I thought everything in the US nowadays was a Commie plot, or at least a Socialist one, or maybe a Nazi one whilst simultaneously being a secret Muslim plot to overthrow society.

    If only there was a TV channel I could watch that could confirm all of my fears.

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