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Federal Judge Axes $625.5M Patent Award Against Apple, Says Mirror Worlds Didn’t Prove Case

Posted Apr 5, 2011 4:20 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A federal judge in Tyler, Texas, has axed a $625.5 million jury award against Apple Inc., saying that plaintiff Mirror Worlds didn't prove its case.

One of the largest patent infringement awards ever made, the verdict concerned software for Apple mobile devices that allegedly made illegal use of patented technologies, reports Computer World.

But "no matter how attractive a party paints the facade of its case, it is worthless without the requisite foundational support," said U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis in his opinion yesterday. "In this case, Mirror Worlds may have painted an appealing picture for the jury, but it failed to lay a solid foundation sufficient to support important elements it was required to establish under the law."

An Associated Press article provides additional details about the Eastern District of Texas case.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Apple Seeks Stay of $625.5M Infringement Verdict, Cites ‘Triple Dipping’"

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