A federal jury in Texas stated Apple should pay about $308.5 million to Personalised Media Communications LLC (PMC) for infringing a patent related to digital rights administration.
The jurors late no Friday directed Apple to pay a working royalty to PMC, which is mostly based mostly on the quantity of gross sales of a services or products.
PMC, a licensing agency, had initially sued Apple in 2015 alleging the tech big’s iTunes service infringed seven of its patents.
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Apple efficiently challenged PMC’s case on the US patent workplace, however an appeals court docket in March final 12 months reversed that call, paving the best way for the trial.
The iPhone maker didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ request for remark however instructed Bloomberg that it was disillusioned with the ruling and would attraction.
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“Cases like this, brought by companies that don’t make or sell any products, stifle innovation and ultimately harm consumers,” Apple was quoted as saying by Bloomberg.
Sugarland, Texas-based PMC has infringement instances pending in opposition to corporations together with Netflix Inc, Alphabet’s Google, and Amazon.