Apple Urges High Court To Deny Review In $533M Patent Case

Law360, New York (December 11, 2017, 5:16 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to not hear an appeal brought by Smartflash LLC, saying the Federal Circuit correctly applied the Alice standard when it found certain Smartflash data storage patents were invalid following a $533 million jury verdict against the iPhone maker.

Apple, in a brief filed Wednesday, responded to a November petition that Smartflash filed asking the Supreme Court to review the case. Smartflash argues the appeals court’s test for determining whether a patent is directed to an abstract idea conflicts...
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