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.
Jury Says Samsung On the Hook for $539M Over Apple Designs
A California jury today decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for copying its smartphone designs. The decision comes after a retrial concerning the amount of damages owed for the 2012 case that found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design patents.
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.