Apple ordered to pay up to $625.5 million in damages to Mirror Worlds

“Apple Inc. was ordered by a jury to pay damages to Mirror Worlds LLC for infringing patents related to how documents are displayed on a computer screen,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg.

“The federal jury in Tyler, Texas, awarded $208.5 million in damages for each of the patents infringed. The verdict form was unclear as to whether the amount applies to the three patents collectively or would be charged individually. Lawyers for closely held Mirror Worlds declined to discuss the verdict,” Decker reports.

MacDailyNews Take: Tyler, Texas. Rocket Docket.

Decker reports, “Mirror Worlds, a software business started by a Yale University computer-science professor David Gelernter, claimed Apple’s iPod music device, iPhone and Mac computers infringed its patents. Apple challenged the validity of the patents and whether they were infringed, according to court records. Gelernter said after the verdict he was ‘tremendously grateful’ to his lawyers for ‘their overwhelmingly brilliant performance.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Excessive.

34 Comments

  1. Of course this bastard David Gelernter is happy. He has secures his and his famelys economic future for generations to come on the expense of the greatest company on the world.

    This is what happens when you enforce THE FLAWED LOGIC of software patents.

    This guy essentially got several million dollars for free.

    These ridiculous patents is about how documents are displayed on a computer… LOL… Do you see how flawed software patents are now?

    This is really stupid. I hope THE UNITED STATEA OF AMERICA comes to it sense and realize how STUPID software patens are.

    Donate to the free software foundation FSF to support this cause. I’m happy we don’t have this software patent crap in the EU but we are still affected by USA because companies needs to obey these STOOOPID rules if they want to in that market.

    END SOFTWARE PATENTS NOW!

  2. Of course this bastard David Gelernter is happy. He has secures his and his famelys economic future for generations to come on the expense of the greatest company on the world.

    This is what happens when you enforce THE FLAWED LOGIC of software patents.

    This guy essentially got several million dollars for free.

    These ridiculous patents is about how documents are displayed on a computer… LOL… Do you see how flawed software patents are now?

    This is really stupid. I hope THE UNITED STATEA OF AMERICA comes to it sense and realize how STUPID software patens are.

    Donate to the free software foundation FSF to support this cause. I’m happy we don’t have this software patent crap in the EU but we are still affected by USA because companies needs to obey these STOOOPID rules if they want to in that market.

    END SOFTWARE PATENTS NOW!

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