December 17, 2012 - A federal jury in Delaware found that Apple's iPhone infringes three patents belonging to MobileMedia Ideas, a non-practicing entity owned jointly by Sony, Nokia and MPEG LA.
The lawsuit originally included fourteen patents, but the case only went to trial over three. The jury found that those three patents are infringed by the iPhone's camera and methods of call handling and call rejection.
The judge in the case has not yet scheduled a trial to determine the damages, which MobileMedia's CEO Larry Horn says could be "substantial."
“We’re not in the litigation business,” said Horn, adding that MobileMedia just wants to license the patents.