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Aug. 11, 2020, 9:59 PM

Apple Told to Pay $506 Million in Texas Patent Trial Verdict (2)

Susan Decker
Susan Decker
Bloomberg News
Blake Brittain

Apple Inc. was told by a federal jury in Texas to pay Optis Wireless Technology $506.2 million in patent royalties related to 4G technology in the iPhone and other devices.

The jury in Marshall, Texas, found that five patents were infringed. It also found that the infringement was willful, which means District Judge Rodney Gilstrap could increase the amount by as much as three times the amount set by the jurors.

Optis and its partners in the case, Panoptis Patent Management, and Unwired Planet LLC, claimed that Apple’s smartphones, watches, and tablets that operate over the LTE cellular ...

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