Court reverses $625 million verdict against Apple

Apple has won a reversal in a patent infringement case that saw the iPod-maker hit with $625.5 million in damages. Bloomberg reports that U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis ruled that Apple didn’t infringe on patents owned by Mirror Worlds LLC, and closed the case in Apple’s favor. The judge also said the damages awarded were too high, although he did uphold the validity of the patents. “Mirror Worlds may have painted an appealing picture for the jury, but it failed to lay a solid foundation sufficient to support important elements it was required to establish under the law,” Davis wrote. The case revolved around Apple’s Spotlight, Time Machine, and Cover Flow interfaces for Mac, iPod, and iOS.

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