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Jury Rules Apple's iPhone Infringes Three Patents in MobileMedia Trial

Bloomberg reports that a jury in Delaware has found Apple guilty of patent infringement in a lawsuit brought by MobileMedia Ideas, a patent holding firm organized by Sony, Nokia, and MPEG LA. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2010, ultimately focused on three patents MobileMedia Ideas claimed were infringed by the iPhone.
In its complaint, MobileMedia contended it would suffer “irreparable injury” if Apple was allowed to use the patented inventions in its iPhone without paying royalties.

[MobileMedia CEO Larry] Horn said one patent is for the camera phone and others cover call handling and call rejection. He said MobileMedia has a portfolio of about 300 patents.

The jury in the trial reportedly deliberated for approximately four hours at the end of the weeklong trial, finding that the patents were valid and that they had been infringed upon by Apple. No damages have yet been awarded in the case.

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22 months ago

Karma makes me very happy.


It's clear that the only thing you enjoy is taking sides, not fairness.

This is simply a patent troll company. They don't make ANYTHING. Their entire website is about their so-called 'patents', and how to license them from them.

http://www.mobilemediaideas.com/patents.html (http://www.mobilemediaideas.com/patents.html)

Look at all those laughable patents.

If Apple had those, you'd laugh at Apple, talking about how evil they are. But when another company uses these patents, it's ok? If 'Mobile Media Idea' made phones with these patents, okay, but they don't. They're just a patent troll.

Either say all the patents suck, or patents are good - but don't take sides just against Apple. It proves your signature is a joke. Your 'blind worship' is anti-Apple.
Rating: 40 Votes
22 months ago
So according to the right wing trolls and Google, Apple is bad for suing to protect its patents, but when other companies sue Apple, it's ok. What a bunch of hypocrites.
Rating: 21 Votes
22 months ago

It's clear that the only thing you enjoy is taking sides, not fairness.

This is simply a patent troll company. They don't make ANYTHING. Their entire website is about their so-called 'patents', and how to license them from them.

http://www.mobilemediaideas.com/patents.html (http://www.mobilemediaideas.com/patents.html)

Look at all those laughable patents.

If Apple had those, you'd laugh at Apple, talking about how evil they are. But when another company uses these patents, it's ok? If 'Mobile Media Idea' made phones with these patents, okay, but they don't. They're just a patent troll.

Either say all the patents suck, or patents are good - but don't take sides just against Apple. It proves your signature is a joke. Your 'blind worship' is anti-Apple.


I'd be fair if Apple had any sense of moral or ethical obligation. This is being very fair considering the amount of horses*it that Apple's thrown at the competition and global community.

Rounded corners? Flat glass surfaces? Slide to unlock?

Was there any fairness from Apple's part or from you or any other macrumors members when Apple bullied a polish online food delivery store named www.a.pl

Was any of that fair? There has been NO place for fairness in Apple's mind in the last 8 years, so this story is directly reflected of what Apple has been doing in the global community.

Don't even bring up fairness when cheering on for a company that doesnt care about you or fairness.
Rating: 17 Votes
22 months ago
Payback is a b1 tch apple.
Rating: 15 Votes
22 months ago

Karma makes me very happy.


Amen. Love seeing this happen to Apple now.
Rating: 12 Votes
22 months ago

So according to the right wing trolls and Google, Apple is bad for suing to protect its patents, but when other companies sue Apple, it's ok. What a bunch of hypocrites.

According to you, you are the judge of who is a villain or not. Hmmm.
Rating: 11 Votes
22 months ago
After all the crazy patents Apple claims, I wouldn't be surprised if this was just the tip of the iceberg.
Rating: 11 Votes
22 months ago
I wish I could get a patent trial free version of MacRumors, because they couldn't interest me less. So bored of all this suing back and forth that's only really a profit the law firms.
Rating: 11 Votes
22 months ago

Karma makes me very happy.


F all the big corps. Period.

So many of these it is hard to keep track. Governments need to end this BS for all these companies and lawyers.
Rating: 9 Votes
22 months ago

It is a patent troll. Patent everything silly comes to mind or hold patents for other inventors and sue everyone in the brotherhood.

Just like our beloved Apple.


not a patent troll in the traditional sense, since the company is jointly owned by Sony, Nokia, and MPEG LA.
Rating: 8 Votes

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