Apple Hit With $7.3M Verdict In Core Wireless Patent Suit

Law360, San Jose (December 15, 2016, 2:06 PM EST) -- A California federal jury found Thursday that Apple Inc.’s iPads and iPhones infringe two of Core Wireless Licensing SARL's mobile communication patents, awarding Core Wireless $7.3 million in damages in a long-running fight over technology that purportedly allows Apple's products to work "wherever, and whenever."

Thursday's verdict caps a trial that kicked off on Dec. 5 centering on two patents that were originally owned by Nokia  — U.S. Patent Nos. 6,477,151 and 6,633,536 — which describe methods of streamlining two-way mobile communication messaging, making data use more efficient and improving reception.

Core Wireless sought up to $24 million in damages from...

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