A federal jury in Texas mentioned Apple should pay about $308.5 million to Personalised Media Communications LLC (PMC) for infringing a patent related to digital rights administration. The jurors on late 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.
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 dissatisfied with the ruling and would attraction.
“Instances like this, introduced by corporations that don’t make or promote any merchandise, stifle innovation and finally hurt customers,” Apple was quoted as saying by Bloomberg right here.