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Smartflash Looks To Reinstate $533M Award In Apple IP Case

Law360, New York (November 20, 2017, 5:07 PM EST) -- Smartflash has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision that found three data storage patents invalid under Alice and that reversed a $533 million jury award in its favor in an infringement suit filed against Apple, saying the ruling conflicts with high court precedent.

Smartflash LLC told the justices in a petition for certiorari dated Nov. 9 that the Federal Circuit erred in ruling that Smartflash's three patents claim only an abstract idea and are ineligible under the high court’s 2014 Alice...
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