Apple has misplaced a courtroom case in opposition to patent-holding firm Customized Media Communications LLC (PMC) for the DRM utilized in iTunes, studies.
The Texas federal courtroom dominated Apple owes PMC $308.5 million-plus an ongoing royalty for infringed seven of its patents.
The case dates to 2015 when PMC first sued Apple. Then Apple received the case, however their victory has now been overturned on attraction.
“The significance of PMC’s innovations is evidenced by way of the success of our licensing program,” stated Boyd Lemna, a Senior Advisor to PMC, in 2019. “Our desire is to barter our licenses instantly with our licensees, however we additionally perceive that within the present licensing atmosphere, the continued success of our program rests upon clearly demonstrating that PMC’s patents are enforceable and that PMC is severe about implementing them.”
Apple expressed disappointment and stated they’d attraction.
“Instances like this, introduced by firms that don’t make or promote any merchandise, stifle innovation and in the end hurt customers,” it stated in a press release.
PMC is nonetheless already shifting on and already has pending infringement circumstances in opposition to Netflix, Google and Amazon.