Apple Wins JMOL In OPTi Snooping Patent Feud

Law360, New York (December 4, 2009, 2:53 PM EST) -- In the wake of the $19 million infringement verdict levied against Apple Inc. in its predictive snooping patent dispute with OPTi Inc., a judge has granted Apple’s post-trial motion for judgment as a matter of law that it did not willfully infringe the patent, but declined to let Apple pursue a new damages trial.

Judge Charles Everingham issued the memorandum opinion Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The judge also rejected Apple’s arguments that the patent was invalid based on...
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