HQ in Tyler, TX?
So for once suing in the patent-friendly East Texas court was legitimate!
Apple will not have to cough up the $533m (£347.61m) in damages it was on the hook for after losing a patent infringement battle. Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Texas US Eastern District Court said the jury in an iTunes software patent trial was wrong to come up with the nine-digit sum. He said the figure should be reconsidered …
According to the first patent it seems Smart Flash Ltd was in East Sussex and according to the LLC filing on this side of the pond they started in Tyler on 26 April 2013 which is a few days before filing this lawsuit in May.
Should I mention that their address of 100 E. Ferguson is one whole block from the Federal courthouse? Oh, I guess I just did.
Well given the Court has no real knowledge of how the Jury agreed on the damages figure, lets hope the new trial jury decide to stick two fingers up to both the judge, for effectively interfering with a jury and Apple for also trying to game the system, by awarding an even higher level of damages...
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