Apple ordered to pay $533 million for patent infringement

Apple Inc has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC.

Though Smartflash had been asking for $852 million in damages, Tuesday night's verdict was still a blow to Apple.

The jury, which deliberated for eight hours, determined Apple had not only used Smartflash's patents without permission, but did so willfully.

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aranatecharete2161d ago

The Company Should change its name from "Smartflash" to "Smartsue"...

SilentNegotiator2161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )

Before people start celebrating and throwing around their usual Apple bashing, just be aware that Smartflash is a patent troll. They could sue Samsung, Microsoft, Motorola - ANYONE - next week.

Patent Trolls are garbage. Non-practicing entities should be forced to pay higher taxes if they're even allowed to exist.

hanaghansarah2161d ago

Shocking, did not know that, yes they should pay more tax.