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Submission + - Apple loses $625e6 in Cover Flow patent lawsuit (nytimes.com)

l00sr writes: A jury in eastern Texas has just convicted Apple of violating patents relating to Cover Flow, Spotlight, and other operating system features, awarding the plaintiff $625 million in damages. The plaintiff, Mirror Worlds, is a company founded by Yale computer science professor David Gelernter. If upheld, the award will be one of the largest in patent history. Side note: Gelernter was also in the news in 1993 when he injured by a mail bomb sent by the infamous Unabomber.

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