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.
Jury Adjusts What Samsung Owes Apple
A jury in San Jose today adjusted the damages owed to Apple by Samsung for violating its smartphone patents. Last Friday, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing on two Apple patents.
Jury Says Samsung Violated 2 Apple Patents, Awards $119M
A federal jury in California today found Samsung guilty of violating technology patents held by Apple. Specifically, Samsung infringed on two patents that cover data tapping (making calls from within an email) and autocomplete.
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.