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Apple Ordered to Pay OPTi $21.7mil for Patent Infringement

Apple Ordered to Pay OPTi $21.7mil for Patent Infringement

Posted December 4, 2009 at 8:10pm by iClarified
OPTi Inc today announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued the final judgment in the patent infringement action between OPTi Inc ("OPTi") and Apple Inc. ("Apple").

The final judgment as issued on December 3, 2009 is:
- The court having determined that Apple infringed claims 73, 74 and 88 of U.S. Patent No. 6.405,291 (the "291 patent"); the jury having failed to find any of the asserted claims are invalid; it is Ordered that OPTi recover from Apple a reasonable royalty of $19.0 million in actual damages. The court awarded an additional $2.7 million in pre-judgment interest for a total reward of $21.7 million.
- The court also found that there was no willful infringement in the case and denies any request for the reimbursement of attorney fees.

On January 16, 2007, the Company announced that it filed a complaint against Apple, in the Eastern District of Texas, for infringement of its U.S. patents covering its "pre-snoop" technology. The patent currently at issue in the lawsuit is U.S. patent No. 6,405,291, entitled "Predictive Snooping of Cache Memory for Master-Initiated Accesses". The complaint alleged that Apple infringed the patent by making, selling, and offering for sale various products based on and incorporating Predictive Snooping technology.

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stitso - December 5, 2009 at 2:12am
wow. 21.7mill? CA CHING wow that sucks so hard
yiyopr - December 5, 2009 at 1:43am
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