Apple win in Mirror Worlds case left intact by U.S. Supreme Court

“Apple Inc.’s victory in a patent-infringement case was left intact as the U.S. Supreme Court rebuffed a Texas company’s effort to revive a $208.5 million verdict against the computer maker,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg.

“The high court declined to hear a case in which closely held Mirror Worlds LLC said an appeals court erred in ruling that Apple didn’t infringe a software patent for a way to index and file documents,” Decker reports. “Mirror Worlds was co-founded by Yale University computer-science Professor David Gelernter.”

“The suit focused on Apple’s Spotlight file search technology used in its Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard operating systems,” Decker reports. “A federal jury in Texas awarded $208.5 million for each of three patents in October 2010. The trial judge overturned the verdict, saying Mirror Worlds failed to establish its case, and that ruling was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in September. The appeal to the Supreme Court involved one of the patents.”

Read more in the full article here.

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Apple did not infringe Mirror Worlds patent, court rules – September 4, 2012
Apple wins reversal of $625.5 million Mirror Worlds verdict – April 5, 2011
Apple wins patents for Cover Flow, Time Machine and Magic Mouse – October 5, 2010
Apple challenges $625.5 million jury verdict in Mirror Worlds patent infringement trial – October 4, 2010
Apple ordered to pay up to $625.5 million in damages to Mirror Worlds – October 4, 2010
Apple loses patent-infringement trial over Cover Flow, Time Machine – October 3, 2010
Mirror Worlds slaps Apple with patent infringement lawsuit over Time Machine – March 18, 2008


  1. This case only took 2.5 years from start to Supreme Court finality.

    Apple’s fight against Samsung has taken longer and has yet to leave the trial court’s jurisdiction. There’s something very wrong going on in Judge Koh’s court.

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