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Apple wins $625m patents appeal

Apple wins $625m patents appeal

A judge has thrown out a ruling that would have forced Apple to pay $625m (£383m) for alleged patent infringements.

A jury decided last year that Apple’s Spotlight, Time Machine and Cover Flow systems violated three patents held by small technology firm Mirror Worlds.

However, Judge Leonard Davis overturned the verdict saying that the claimant had failed to properly make their case.

The original fine was one of the biggest ever for patent infringement.

Mirror Worlds, owned by Yale University computer-science Professor David Gelernter, sued Apple in 2008.

The dispute centred on how documents are displayed on-screen – particularly the ‘card-flipping’ technique utilised when a user scrolls through music in their iTunes library.

Read More/Source: BBC News

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