September 23, 2021

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Apple Ordered to Pay Over $300 Million for Digital Rights Administration Patent Infringement

A federal jury in Texas mentioned Apple should pay about $308.5 million (roughly Rs. 2,234 crores) to Customized Media Communications (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 large’s iTunes service infringed seven of its patents.

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 advised Bloomberg that it was upset with the ruling and would attraction.

“Circumstances like this, introduced by firms that do not make or promote any merchandise, stifle innovation and in the end hurt customers,” Apple was quoted as saying by Bloomberg.

Sugarland, Texas-based PMC has infringement circumstances pending towards firms together with Netflix, Alphabet’s Google, and Amazon.com.

The case is Customized Media v. Apple Inc.

© Thomson Reuters 2021


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