Judge Davis EDTX vacates $625M verdict against Apple


On April 4, 2011, Judge Davis of the EDTX issued a 44-page JMOL opinion in Mirror Worlds, LLC v. Apple, Inc., Case NO. 6:08 CV 88, in which Judge Davis wiped-out a $625M verdict against Apple. The Judge found no direct infringement on 2 patents and no doctrine of equivalents infringement on the 3rd.

The opinion includes a lengthy discussion of damages. Topics addressed include:

- Georgia Pacific analysis for reasonable royalty

- Entire market value rule

- Apportionment

- Consumer surveys

- Royalty base

- Royalty rate