In 2015, the court ruled that Apple's A-series chips infringed a plaintiff's patent and were required to pay $862 million in patent infringement fees. But later, the court ruled that Apple’s patent infringement was unintentional and lowered the amount of compensation to $234 million. However, as Apple continued to infringe after the court's decision, the judge increased the amount of compensation to $506 million.
For these rulings, Apple believes that "there are a lot of mistakes." Apple said that, first of all, the patent has never been approved and is therefore ineffective. Second, even if the patent is valid, the court has errors in calculating the plaintiff's losses.
Therefore, Apple finally filed an appeal. Today, the Court of Appeal gave a diametrically opposite ruling.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said today that according to the relevant evidence in the 2015 trial, no reasonable juror would find any infringement of Apple. The Court of Appeal also stated: "From a legal perspective, Apple must win this lawsuit."
On Friday, Apple also won another lawsuit. Recently, the International Trade Commission (ITC) rejected Qualcomm’s ban on Apple’s ban, saying it would not baniPhoneMobile phones are imported into the United States.
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