Jury rules for Smartflash against Apple – awards company $532.9 million in patent suit
A jury in Tyler, Texas award Smartflash $532.9 million in a suit against Apple which alleges that the Cupertino company used Smartflash’s patents without permission. Smartflash is registered in Tyler, Texas.
The lawsuit alleges that Apple used their technology in iTunes in applications such as Game Circus LLC’s Coin Dozer and 4 Pics 1 Movie, companies that were originally also part of the lawsuit.
“Smartflash makes no products, has no employees, creates no jobs, has no U.S. presence, and is exploiting our patent system to seek royalties for technology Apple invented,” Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said in a statement.
Apple said it will appeal the verdict.