The iPhone infringes on 3 MobileMedia Ideas patents, jury rules

A district court in the United States made an interesting ruling today. The jury found the iPhone to infringe on 3 patents owned by MobileMedia Ideas, a company that is owned both by Sony and Nokia. According to Bloomberg, Apple tried to get this case thrown out, but the judge denied the request leading to today’s decision. After a reported 4 hours of deliberation, the jury decided that Apple was guilty of infringing three patents regarding subjects including camera phones, call handling, and call rejections. The original patent that was included in the filing of the case, one that regarded screen orientation, was not a part of the final ruling. This is an interesting case, so I’d stay tuned in case any more information shows up.

What do you think? Glad Apple lost one? Wondering if this is the reason it usually goes on the offensive? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.

 

Via: AppleInsider, Bloomberg

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  • Virgilio

    This is the kind of think that is frequently thrown overturned in a higher court.  The details here are lacking, but there has to have been evidence of knowledge and intent to infringe, if I remember correctly.  That kind of evidence is very hard to come by.