The court found guilty of violating Apple patents to pagers and fined $ 23.6 million




The court acknowledged Apple guilty of illegally using paging technology owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies LLC (MTel). American corporation illegally uses the development of the Texas firm in the iPhone and tablet iPad.


The federal court in Marshall, Texas found guilty of violating Apple patents six MTel. All patented technologies relevant to the exchange of messages. In particular, we are talking about software functions that implement the possibility of re-sending data if the first attempt fails, storing phone numbers, processing volume of letters and other mail servers.

Apple denies the allegations of patent infringement and argues that patents MTel must be held invalid because they do not contain the innovative technologies and “covered with dust.” The patents in question were issued in 1994 and 1996.

Apple’s lawyer Brian Ferguson called a fine of $ 23.6 million “unreasonable”, noting that the amount does not exceed $ 1 million. In October this year the company lost a court in a similar case in California. MTel demanded payment of $ 237.2 million, or $ 1 per one sold the device uses a proprietary development by breaking the law.

Last week, US District Court issued an order according to which a lawsuit against Apple over the error with the delivery of SMS-messages should be considered in the Federal Court of the United States. We are talking about the complaint of former iPhone user from California who filed for the corporation to court because of a problem with the disappearance of the short message , sent by him to iMessage instead of the usual SMS. Americans outraged by the fact that after upgrading to Android-smartphone he can not use “smskami” – old iPhone «held hostage” of his telephone number.

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