A court in Texas has sentenced Apple to pay almost half a billion dollars for the use of 4G patents in the iPhone and other devices. The jury in the city of Marshall saw it as evidence that Apple had violated five patents of the company Optis Wireless Technology. The iPhone group immediately announced to want to appeal.
The 506,2 million Dollar fixed amount can be even higher: The jury found that Apple had violated patents deliberately. So that the judge can triple the sum tripled.
"Such actions by companies that amass patents to harass the industry, only serve to stifle innovation and harm consumers," criticized Apple.
it is Not the first penalty payment for Apple in Texas
4G, in Germany, as LTE is known, is currently the most widespread technology for fast data transmission in mobile communications. In Texas, the group was convicted by a jury even for the payment of $ 503 million to the company VirnetX for use of their patents. An appeals court found errors in the calculation of the amount and ordered a new trial to begin in the fall.Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 02:19