Mirror Worlds $625M Award against Apple Thrown Out
- April 5, 2011
Yesterday, in Mirror Worlds v. Apple, US District Court Judge Leonard Davis overturned an Eastern District of Texas jury’s 2010 finding of infringement by Apple and subsequent damages award of $625M. In his Memorandum Opinion and Order, Davis writes, “No matter how attractive a party paints the façade of its case, it is worthless without the requisite foundational support. It is the Court’s job to inspect that foundation, and where it has not been properly laid under the law, to set aside the verdict to protect the reliability of our jury system. In this case, Mirror Worlds may have painted an appealing picture for the jury, but it failed to lay a solid foundation sufficient to support important elements it was required to establish under the law. Accordingly the Court rejects Mirror Worlds’ case as to infringement and damages, while affirming it as to validity and inequitable conduct.” Mirror Worlds had initially filed the complaint against Apple in 2008.