Apple sweats after jury awards $625 million agin it -

A jury in the Tyler district court found Apple guilty of infringing three patents and said it should be penalised to the tune of $208 million per patent.

Apple launched an emergency motion on Sunday following the verdict, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The patents are owned by Yalester inventor David Gelernter, and concern ways data is saved and managed, with the plaintiff alleging that Macintosh PCs, iPhones and iPads breach his patents. He started a company called Mirror Worlds in 1991. There’s no patent trolling here – Gelernter has a quiver of patents covering many different of computer systems.

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If the judge in the case refuses to stay the implementation of the jury’s decision, it will be one of the biggest payments made in the USA. The original complaint (PDF) can be found.here.