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Apple appeals loss in OPTi lawsuit

updated 10:55 pm EST, Mon December 7, 2009

Company fighting $21.7m judgment for infringement

Apple has decided to appeal its recent loss in an intellectual property lawsuit initially filed by OPTi. The court found Apple guilty of infringing technology involving "predictive snooping" of cache memory for communicating information between various computer components. OPTi was awarded a total of $21.7 million in damages and pre-judgment interest.

Despite the hefty damages, the court did not conclude that Apple had willfully infringed on the patent claims. The amount of additional damages for a judgment of willful infringement remains unknown, although the company may have been forced to pay for attorneys fees.

Apple's appeal has been filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.




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  1. rvhernandez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    WTF?

    US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division = Idiot IP/Copyright Judges

    Why hasn't the federal government examined the problem that this District Court causes? Is it only obvious to the patent trolls and the tech media what is going on here?

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Why Investigate This Court?

    It's such an APPEALing place. And it might burst poor little testudo's anti-Apple legal bubble.

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