Mirror Worlds' $625.5 Million Verdict Against Apple Overturned

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 04/11/2011 - 10:27

April 11, 2011 - One of the major patent infringement lawsuit verdicts of 2010 was tossed out by U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Davis, who had postponed his final ruling on the case since last October.

Based on a jury finding of willful infringement by Apple Inc. of three Mirror Worlds LLC patents - covering interface designs such as the 3D graphical user interface Apple uses in its iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac OS X - Mirror Worlds was awarded $208.5 million for each of the three patents. The verdict was one of the largest ever in a patent lawsuit.

Judge Davis said in his ruling, "Mirror Worlds may have painted an appealing picture for the jury, but failed to lay a solid foundation sufficient to support important elements it was required to establish under the law."