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.