A Jury found evidence that Apple pay technologies for the transmission of data on 4G LTE in its iPhones, Tablets and Smartwatches use, without PanOptis for license fees. Apple said that it would appeal.
PanOptis had filed the patent infringement lawsuit in February 2019. 4G or LTE is the currently popular mobile radio standard. The company had tried "several times to negotiate with Apple in order to find an agreement on the payment of license fees for the patents that Apple violated", - said in the lawsuit. These negotiations had failed. US trade media that Apple had argued that the patents were invalid. The Jury was not convinced by in Texas but now.Apple to penalty at PanOptis numbers
It was the second defeat in a patent dispute for Apple in the US Federal state is the company VirnetX, the technology giant had to pay several hundred million dollars.
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Analyst Pierre Breesé of the consulting firm IP Trust told AFP, the telecommunications industry was particularly affected. Here it is a matter of complex technologies, backed by "thousands of patents" - "the sharpen the appetite". In the U.S., there are annually several thousand court proceedings for patent infringement. The compensation compensation cost for the company, according to the calculation, University of Boston year of almost 29 billion dollars.
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