Judge Overturns $147.2 Million Jury Award Against RIM
from the there-it-goes dept
After considering motions presented by both parties, as well as the jury verdict (which was announced by RIM on July 14, 2012), the Judge determined that RIM had not infringed on Mformation's patent. In granting RIM's motion, the Judge also vacated the $147.2 million jury award, which means that RIM is not required to make any payment to Mformation.Mformation can (and almost certainly will) appeal, though a successful appeal would just take things back to square one, meaning a new district court trial.
Stories like this are why there have been some efforts made to get juries out of patent trials...