Judge Postpones Final Ruling in $625M Patent Case Against Apple

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 10/07/2010 - 10:27

October 7, 2010 - U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Davis postponed his final ruling in the patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Mirror Worlds.

A jury in Tyler, Texas awarded $625 million in damages to Mirror Worlds. The damages amount is based on willful infringement of three Mirror Worlds patents that cover interface designs such as the 3D graphical user interface Apple uses in its iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac OS X.

The jury penalized Apple $208.5 million for each of the infringed patents - a move that Apple considers "triple-dipping." Apple requested a one-day trial to decide that issue or the right to submit additional briefs to the judge. Apple now has until the end of November to submit additional post-trial arguments.

For expert commentary on this case from GPC's Alexander Poltorak, see "Why Apple's Patent Infringement Payout Is Still in Play" (Fast Company, October 5, 2010).