Apple Gets Potential Damages Pared In NetAirus Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 20, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday limited the potential damages in a suit alleging four of Apple Inc.'s iPhone models infringe a patent relating to wireless handset communications, finding NetAirus Technologies LLC can only recover damages arising from recent sales of the iPhone 4.

U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt granted Apple's motion to bar damages arising from iPhone sales that preceded Oct. 8, the date the U.S. Patent Office issued a reexamination certificate for patent claims that NetAirus had amended. Apple had requested reexamination of...
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