That some podunk jury in Texas can make decisions like this and award settlements like this makes the US justice system a joke.
Justice for sale.
The good guys have to take this to the limit and break this freaky system of patent trolls.
The trolls have another half a billion to fund even more flaky law suits based on even more absurd patents. It will never end until the US congress does something.
Wait. Anything that relies on sensible action from the US congress is just not ever going to happen.