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Apple Devices Found to Violate 3 MobileMedia Patents

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Dec 13, 2012, 1:12 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

A jury has found Apple guilty of infringing on three patents owned by MobileMedia, a patent-holding company. The patents pertain to answering calls, batteries, and camera functionality in smartphones. The trial, which was held in Delaware, was limited to assessing Apple's liability, so damages were not awarded. They will be determined in a separate hearing. MobileMedia acquired a swath of mobile patents from Nokia and Sony in 2010. MobileMedia CEO Larry Horn said, "Our goal is really to license these patents broadly to the market." It has similar litigation against HTC and RIM pending. Apple has not commented on the matter.

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techalum99

Dec 13, 2012, 3:55 PM

So much...

For Apple believing in "values" and acting as if they are holier than thou! A big shock that almighty Apple copies as well. I have a feeling that these patents won't be "invalidated" as Apple's prized patents were. I think HTC are idiots for paying as much as they did for any Apple patents. They really don't have any valuable IP.

I think everyone but the iJury knew who the real copycat was. Let the Crapple lemmings begin their squawking begin. Rolling Eyes
Don't forget the almost half BILLION dollar settlement that Apple made with Nokia to revent legal action!
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Tofuchong

Dec 15, 2012, 11:05 AM

Patent holder? More like Troll

MobileMedia CEO Larry Horn said, "Our goal is really to license these patents broadly to the market."

*cough* bullshit *cough*
Well if you look at Apple in the Samsung case that is the same thing they did. They patented two major ideas that obviously were not their own and tried to make tons of money of them. I guess at least Apple is making products and not just a patent h...
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