MobileMedia Wins $3M From Apple In IPhone Ring Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 21, 2016, 12:21 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Delaware found Wednesday that some Apple Inc. iPhone models infringe a phone ring patent held by MobileMedia Ideas LLC, but awarded MobileMedia only $3 million in damages, far short of the $18 million it sought.

After deliberating for more than a day following a week-long trial, the eight-member jury found that Cupertino, California-based Apple infringed two claims of a MobileMedia patent for silencing or quieting a ring without the caller knowing, and that Apple hadn't shown that patent was invalid for lack of a written description.

Afterward, MobileMedia attorney Steven M. Bauer, a partner with Proskauer Rose...

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