The ongoing felony brouhaha between Apple and Smartflash flip some other flip in the former’s favor this week, notes AppleInsider. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week upheld an previous ruling by means of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
In November 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated the asserted claims of three Smartflash media garage patents. And in March 2017 a federal appeals court docket has tossed a jury verdict that had required Apple to pay $533 million to Smartflash.
Filed in 2013, the unique lawsuit claims that the iTunes Store, the iOS and Mac App Store, and Apple’s different transaction services and products infringe on three Smartflash patents that duvet “knowledge garage and managing get right of entry to via fee methods.” The corporate at the start was once in search of $852 million in damages, however was once awarded $533 million as a part of the jury’s determination. Apple had protested the damages as being too top as a result of the jurors would possibly have regarded as the complete marketplace worth of the merchandise as an alternative of focusing simply on patented options.