Apple must pay PanOptis $300 million for infringing wireless patents

Apple’s attempt to get a new trial against wireless patent holding firm PanOptis has been rejected, meaning the firm will have to pay out $300 million in damages.PanOptis, and its parent company Optis, originally won a $506.2 million case against Apple for infringing on a series of 4G LTE patents. That was filed in August 2020, but in April 2021, a federal judge allowed a retrial because of “serious doubt” concerning the verdict.The sum was consequently cut down to $300 million, but Apple then protested that there had been multiple issues with evidence, testimony, jury instructions, and the amount of money Optis was awarded. Apple therefore argued that it was entitled to a third trial. Read more…
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