Verdicts & Settlements
Apple Seeks Stay of $625.5M Infringement Verdict, Cites ‘Triple Dipping’
Posted Oct 5, 2010 7:04 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Apple has filed an emergency motion seeking a stay of a jury verdict that is one of the nation’s largest-ever awards for patent infringement.
On Friday, a jury in Tyler, Texas, awarded technology company Mirror Worlds $625.5 million for Apple's willful infringement of three patents related to how files are displayed on the iPod, the iPhone and Macintosh computers, the New York Times and ComputerWorld report. A judge has not yet entered the verdict.
Apple contends that the verdict—which totals $208.5 million awarded for each of the three infringed patents—amounts to improper “triple dipping.” Its stay also cites other “outstanding issues” with two of the patents.
Mirror Worlds is a company founded by Yale computer scientist David Gelernter, who was injured by a package bomb sent by the Unabomber.