Jury Awards Smartflash $533M in Trial Against Apple
- February 26, 2015
A jury in the Eastern District of Texas found in favor of Smartflash LLC and Smartflash Technologies Limited (Smartflash), concluding that Apple’s iTunes applications infringe three of the NPE’s data storage and access patents (6:13-cv-00447). In a verdict issued on Tuesday, the jury rejected Apple’s argument that the asserted claims of the patents are invalid and awarded Smartflash $532.9M in damages—a significant portion of the more than $800M the NPE sought. This case is the first to go to trial in Smartflash’s media distribution campaign, which includes suits against Amazon, HTC, Google, and Samsung.