Jury awards Optis $300M in 2d patent trial in opposition to Apple


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Aug 13 (Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Friday awarded Optis Wireless Know-how LLC and numerous linked firms $300 million in damages after a 2d patent trial in opposition to iPhone maker Apple Inc (AAPL.O).

A jury had beforehand found that Apple had infringed five Optis wireless customary mandatory patents and awarded $506 million in damages, nevertheless U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Marshall, Texas, vacated that award in April and ordered a brand unique trial to search out out the amount of damages.

In an announcement, Apple stated: “Optis makes no products and its sole industry is to sue firms the usage of patents they rating. We are capable of continue to defend in opposition to their makes an try to extract unreasonable funds for patents they fabricate.”

Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco
Editing by Chris Reese and Sonya Hepinstall

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