Apple ordered to pay $532.9m in iTunes patent trial

Coral Williamson

Apple must pay $532.9 million following a lawsuit by Texas company Smartflash, which claimed that the tech giant had infringed three patents.

Bloomberg reports that the dispute concerns digital rights management and inventions related to data storage and managing access through payment systems. The complainant claimed that iTunes used the inventions in applications such as Game Circus’ Coin Dozer and 4 Pics 1 Movie.

Smartflash had sought $852m in damages, while Apple claimed the patents were worth no more that ...

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