Apple ordered to pay $308.5 million after jury finds it infringed on digital rights management patent
Apple has been ordered to pay $308.5 million to Customized Media Communications after a federal jury in Texas discovered the corporate had infringed on a know-how patent associated to digital rights management, Bloomberg reported. PMC had sued Apple over its FairPlay know-how, used to distribute encrypted content material from iTunes, Apple Music, and its App Retailer.
PMC, which is a patent licensing agency, initially sued Apple in 2015, claiming the tech big had infringed seven of its patents. Apple efficiently challenged the case to the Patent Trial and Enchantment Board, however an appeals courtroom reversed the patent board’s resolution final March, and the case went to trial.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from GadgetClock on Sunday, however advised Bloomberg it would enchantment the ruling. “Circumstances like this, introduced by firms that don’t make or promote any merchandise, stifle innovation and finally hurt shoppers,” Apple’s assertion reads.
Reuters notes that Sugarland, Texas-based PMC additionally has infringement circumstances pending in opposition to Netflix, Google, and Amazon.
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