“Fresh off a $532.9 million jury win against Apple Inc., a Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents’ use in devices introduced after the original case was underway,” Andrew Chung reports for Reuters.
“Smartflash LLC aims to make Apple pay for using the patent licensing firm’s technology without permission in devices not be included in the previous case, such as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2,” Chung reports. “The trial covered older Apple devices.”
“The new complaint was filed on Wednesday night in the same court in Tyler, where Smartflash is also based and which over the past decade has become a focus for patent litigation. Smartflash licenses its patents but does not make products itself,” Chung reports. “Apple said after Tuesday’s verdict it would appeal and that the outcome was another reason reform was needed in the patent system to curb litigation by companies that make money off patent royalties instead of products.”
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