Apple to pay US$532.9 million over patents

February 25, 2015 4:03 PM

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Apple Inc was told to pay US$532.9 million after a US federal jury said the company’s iTunes software used a Texas company’s patented inventions without permission.

Smartflash LLC, which claimed that Apple infringed three patents, was seeking US$852 million in damages, while Apple said the case was worth US$4.5 million at most. A federal jury in Tyler, Texas, where Smartflash is based, on Tuesday rejected Apple’s arguments that it did not use the inventions and...

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