Apple loses a patent battle over Skytel’s two-strategy pager tech
The most effective patent battle Apple ever waged… was with Samsung. The funniest, perhaps, is with Skytel, a corporation, kids, that made makes pagers. A jury has found that the iPhone and totally different Apple models used Skytel know-how with out permission. Mobile Telecommunication Utilized sciences, which owns the patents (and doubtless probably the most insipid determine in tech), solely obtained a tenth of what it hoped to get out of Apple. However, the patents on this case have been issued inside the middle to late-90s, which suggests they each these days expired or will do shortly. As Bloomberg locations it, SkyTel’s 2-Technique pager was “the smartphone of its day.” Apple denied infringing the patents, together with that MTel was wanting attempting to take credit score rating for emoji and calendar invites. Apple’s lawyer, Brian Ferguson, suggested the jury that its opponent was entitled to $1 million, at most.
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