Apple gets retrial over ‘tainted’ $506 million PanOptis defeat

A federal judge says there is “serious doubt” about the verdict that saw PanOptis awarded $506 million against Apple, and is allowing a retrial over iPhone 4G LTE patent infringements.

The court determined that Apple infringed PanOptis's 4G LTE patentsThe court determined that Apple infringed PanOptis’s 4G LTE patents

Apple has previously said its $506 million loss to PanOptis over a patent dispute was “tainted” because of how the jury had been instructed. It asked for a broad retrial, and now US District Judge Rodney Gilstrap has allowed one limited to the issue of damages.

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