U.S. Court of Appeals Throws Out $625.5M Lawsuit Against Apple

Posted Sep 5, 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided to throw out an appeal that is seeking $625.5 million in damages from Apple over the alleged infringement of three patents.  The lawsuit was filed by the Connecticut based company Mirror Worlds.

The appeal followed a lengthy legal process in which the company was first granted the payment before the verdict was overturned by a judge.

Mirror Worlds claimed that they owned patents that covers Apple’s Cover Flow music browser, the Spotlight desktop search tool, and Time Machine.  Mirror Worlds was seeking damages based on features in the OS X versions from 10.4 Tiger and onwards.  Mirror Worlds was also targeting the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch for Cover Flow.