Following $533 Million Win, Smartflash Files Another Lawsuit Against Apple

Following $533 Million Win, Smartflash Files Another Lawsuit Against Apple

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Smartflash is filing another lawsuit against Apple, just hours after the company won a $533 million jury verdict. The previous lawsuit involved patents held by Smartflash that iTunes was found to infringe on.

The new lawsuit filed Wednesday by Smartflash LLC aims to make Apple pay for using patents in devices that were not covered in the previous case -- including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2.

The latest suit alleges Apple infringes the same patents at issue in the trial, and names four others. Three of those additional patents were part of its older complaint against Apple, which was later narrowed. Both Smartflash lawuits say that around 2000, the co-inventor of its patents, Patrick Racz, met with executives of what is now European SIM card maker Gemalto SA, including Augustin Farrugia, who is now a senior director at Apple.

Apple plans to appeal the original $533 million verdict, but also has to face this new lawsuit. Smartflash has filed similar lawsuits against Samsung, Google, and Amazon.

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Following $533 Million Win, Smartflash Files Another Lawsuit Against Apple

The Law - February 27, 2015 at 5:01pm
They are gonna tie up this case and any case like this in the court system for years until the case is dropped or the court decides it's frivolous. Especially when they are dragging Google in too.
Judge Dreed - February 27, 2015 at 5:58am
SmartFlash will become the DumbFlash in the next month when the Federal Court throws this lawsuit out for miscalculation and basic solutions. This Patent Troll will eventually have a moment to think twice about what they are going to wake up to when it's finally over..
one apple a day - February 27, 2015 at 2:47am
you guys are comparing apple to orange. this company that files the law suite invent nothing and produce nothing. the Texas court is known to partial to those type of patent trolls. Look for your connivence somewhere else and have respect to Steve Jobs and its company.
Swiss Made - February 27, 2015 at 7:59am
just like apple invent nothing
Steve Jobs - February 27, 2015 at 8:06am
shut up its no longer mine, move on and leave me alone for christ sake!
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