Judge Tosses $625.5 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple

A federal judge has thrown out a $625.5 million patent-infringement verdict against Apple Inc., overturning one of the largest patent awards on record.
U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis in Tyler, Texas, said Monday that Apple didn’t infringe on patents owned by Mirror Worlds LLC, closing the case and throwing out an earlier jury verdict against Apple.

“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,” Mr. Davis wrote in a court filing. “No matter how attractive a party paints the facade of its case, it is worthless without the requisite foundational support.”

An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment Tuesday, while lawyers representing Mirror Worlds didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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