Jury Finds IPhone 4 Doesn't Infringe NetAirus Wireless Patent

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 3:50 PM EST) -- A California federal jury on Monday found that Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4 did not infringe a patent held by NetAirus Technologies LLC and its owner Richard L. Ditzik covering wireless handset communications and also invalidated many of the patent's claims.

The jury could not return a unanimous verdict after several days of deliberation, leading Apple and NetAirus to agree on an unusual majority verdict, according to lawyers for the parties. The eight-member jury then returned a verdict of noninfringement in favor of Apple by a 5-3...
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