Apple ordered to pay $532.9M in patent dispute

February 25, 2015 10:14 PM

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San Francisco — Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple’s iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company.

An attorney for plaintiff Smartflash LLC praised the verdict. Apple immediately announced plans to appeal and said the case shows the need for Congress to reform the U.S. patent system.

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