RIM Given Reprieve As Judge Overturns $147M Verdict
Research In Motion was given a small courtroom victory recently when the judge overseeing a patent infringement case let RIM off the hook. In July, RIM was found guilty of infringing on an Mformation patent regarding remote device management. RIM was ordered to pay Mformation $147.2 million in damages. RIM appealed the verdict and after weighing motions from the jury, Mformation, and RIM, decided the evidence did not support the jury's decision regarding patent infringement. Mformation can appeal the judge's decision, but if it wins the appeal, the jury's verdict would not apply and Mformation would have to bring the matter to trial all over again.
Apple Given Reprieve In VirnetX Patent Case
A judge has overturned a decision that would have seen Apple pay VirnetX $625 million in patent damages. The case took place earlier this year.
Apple Faces New Trial in iTunes Patent Squabble
A judge tossed $532.9 million in damages levied against Apple earlier this year after reevaluating the results of the trial. In February, a jury found Apple guilty of infringing on three patents owned by Texas-based SmartFlash, a patent-holding company.
Appeals Court Says Samsung Owes Apple $120M
A federal appeals court today reinstated a $120 million patent verdict against Samsung. Samsung was initially found to be infringing on Apple's slide-to-unlock and autocorrect patents in 2014.
Samsung Wants Supreme Court to Decide Patent Case
Samsung hopes the Supreme Court will weigh in on its patent fight with Apple. The company has filed an appeal, asking the high court to review the verdicts reached in Apple's patent-related lawsuit.
Court Blocks Samsung's Attempt to Appeal Apple Ruling
A federal appeals court has shut down Samsung's hopes of overturning a jury verdict that found it guilty of violating Apple's patents. In 2012, a jury found Samsung had willfully violated a number of Apple patents in handsets such as the Galaxy S and S2.