Apple Ordered To Pay $533M In ITunes IP Battle

Law360, New York (February 25, 2015, 10:27 AM EST) -- Apple Inc. must pay $532.9 million after a Texas federal jury on Tuesday found that the tech giant’s iTunes software infringed three of Smartflash LLC’s patents, following an eight-hour deliberation.

The jury found that Apple willfully infringed the three patents and that the company had failed to prove the patents’ invalidity. Smartflash sued Apple in 2013, saying the iTunes program infringed its patents for accessing and storing downloaded media.

Bradley Wayne Caldwell of Caldwell Cassady & Curry PC, which represents Smartflash, told Law360 Wednesday that Smartflash is pleased with the verdict. He said the jury paid close attention to the facts...

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